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  •  Legally, It's Almost Certainly Fair Use (7+ / 0-)

    The real issue is optics (i.e. it looks bad to insist on using the clip after the subject asks you nicely to stop).

    On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

    by stevemb on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 08:46:14 AM PST

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    •  Does fair use apply to advertisements? (0+ / 0-)

      If this was in a news report, or commentary, there would be no question, but does "fair use" apply to advertisements?

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 08:57:54 AM PST

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      •  Political opponents use clips of each other (4+ / 0-)

        in attack ads all the time.

        I don't know about the legality, but at least the ad-makers are trying to show her in a good light in the ad, rather than going 2012 Republican Primary Season on her.

        (Although it is plausible NOM or a similar group could respond by doing that, particularly if Mrs. Bush hadn't objected to the footage use in this ad.)

        Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

        by Cassandra Waites on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:33:11 AM PST

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      •  Political ads have a different standard (1+ / 0-)
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        ...which is how so many PAC ads can do what they do.  Issue advocacy lives within political free speech.  Not saying it's fair or correct to be able to use the clip, but I'm pretty sure it's legal.

        dissent not only welcome... but encouraged

        by newfie53523 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 04:24:04 PM PST

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