Patterico's Pontifications

6/29/2006

Los Angeles Times v. Everything That Is Good and Right in the World

Filed under: Dog Trainer,Humor — Patterico @ 10:58 pm

Browsing around on the Internet, I found this amusingly titled case: Los Angeles Times v. Free Republic. It is the case that ended Free Republic’s practice of posting articles online in their entirety. But I just like the name.

It reminded me of another funny case name — that of the Pentagon Papers case: New York Times v. United States.

I thought to myself: if I had unlimited money and time, it might be fun to create several organizations with names signifying concepts that nobody can argue with. For example, I might call one such company “Truth, Justice, and the American Way.” Then I would form web sites for these companies, and routinely copy entire articles from the Los Angeles Times on a daily basis.

All with the juvenile goal of inciting litigation with captions reading:

Los Angeles Times v. Truth, Justice, and the American Way

Los Angeles Times v. Everything Americans Hold Sacred

or

Los Angeles Times v. People Who Actually Want to Try to Hurt the Terrorists

You get the idea. It could be kinda fun, don’t you think? Make up your own case captions in the comments.

11 Responses to “Los Angeles Times v. Everything That Is Good and Right in the World”

  1. I like it. Wit is so much fun to observe.

    tom scott (e91ab8)

  2. Oregonian v. The Earth.

    That’ll drive ’em up a tree. Wait …

    Anwyn (01a5cc)

  3. Los Angeles Times v. God & Country
    Los Angeles Times v. Motherhood
    Los Angeles Times v. Reason

    Kevin Murphy (0b2493)

  4. Los Angeles Times v. God & Country
    Los Angeles Times v. Motherhood
    Los Angeles Times v. Reason

    We could do that last one without creating a new company. Someone e-mail Jesse Walker or Tim Cavanaugh and explain to them the humor potential inherent in wholesale copyright violations.

    Patterico (50c3cd)

  5. united states v. nixon was an old favorite, and it was 8-0, i forget why one justice didn’t participate.

    assistant devil's advocate (79b46d)

  6. Los Angeles Times v. The Farkle Family

    Bill Schumm (33ab73)

  7. Los Angeles Times v. The Free World

    See-Dubya (afdbd2)

  8. Since we are talking about copyright laws: Los Angeles Times vs. Freedom Of The Press.

    nk (8214ee)

  9. Los Angeles Times vs. English Speaking Americans
    Los Angeles Times vs. the Red States
    Los Angeles Times vs. People not currently incarcerated at Gitmo
    Los Angeles Times vs. Los Angeles Citizens
    Los Angeles Times vs. The Imperialist Running Dog Infidels of the Great Satan
    Los Angeles Times vs. Logic and Clear Thinking
    Los Angeles Times vs. The Widows and Orphans of Terrorist Attacks
    Los Angeles Times vs. Common Sense
    Los Angeles Times vs. Literate People
    Los Angeles Times vs. the US Congress

    And, because this is just getting silly:
    Los Angeles Times vs. Mothra
    Los Angeles Times vs. Three People who haven’t been in my kitchen

    Why stop with copyright infringement? Surely there’s a better cause of action to pick? Maybe trademark infringement, in which case they could be on both sides, arguing confusion?

    gawaine (e49fe7)

  10. Los Angeles Times vs Cause and Effect

    Black Jack (d8da01)

  11. If I had the money I’d back you. Too bad I’m broke.

    Los Angeles Times v. Their Own Readers.

    Oh, RIAA already did that one.

    Kelly (8673cf)


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