Glenn Beck, Trademark Law, and Lies

During a Comedy Central roast of Bob Saget, Gilbert Gottfried, comedian and voice of the Aflac duck, asked the audience, “Why should we pick Bob Saget who raped and killed a girl in 1990?  Should we even waste two seconds on Bob Saget who raped and killed a girl in 1990?  Well, first of all, it’s not true. It’s not true that Bob Saget raped and killed a girl in 1990.” Gottfried, of course, made Continue Reading →

Prison terms for Google executives in Italy?

An Italian prosecution against Google made the headlines again this week (New York Times, Bloomberg) with the news that prosecutors in Milan are pushing for three Google executives and one former executive to be sentenced to terms of imprisonment for their failure promptly to take down an offensive video from the Italian-language Google Video service in 2006. Readers in the U.S. and elsewhere may be baffled at the idea that the facts at issue should Continue Reading →