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Offline flowers

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/3/white-house-tizzy-over-samsungs-use-obama-ortiz-se/



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The White House is in a tiff over Samsung’s use of a selfie shot taken Thursday of the president and Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz as a quick and easy marketing ploy.

“As a rule, the White House objects to attempts to use the president’s likeness for commercial purposes,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said, The Hill reported.

At the same time, Mr. Carney refused to say whether attorneys for the administration were calling Samsung to get the company to stop using the snapshot, the media outlet said.


I see Obama is heartbroken about the Ft Hood shooting yesterday, he took time off from his busy schedule to  show his remorse by posing for a selfie.    :chairbang: :chairbang: :chairbang: :chairbang: :chairbang: :chairbang: :chairbang: :chairbang:


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Re: White House in a tizzy over Samsung’s use of Obama-Ortiz selfie
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 03:30:04 PM »


I see Obama is heartbroken about the Ft Hood shooting yesterday, he took time off from his busy schedule to  show his remorse by posing for a selfie.    :chairbang: :chairbang: :chairbang: :chairbang: :chairbang: :chairbang: :chairbang: :chairbang:

2016 can't get here fast enough.   :#@$%:

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Re: White House in a tizzy over Samsung’s use of Obama-Ortiz selfie
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014, 03:33:08 PM »
2016 can't get here fast enough.   :#@$%:

Ahhh, an optimist.

Hillary! will be no better.

Offline rustynail

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Re: White House in a tizzy over Samsung’s use of Obama-Ortiz selfie
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 04:00:39 PM »
They want a cut$$.

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Re: White House in a tizzy over Samsung’s use of Obama-Ortiz selfie
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 04:02:20 PM »
Ahhh, an optimist.

Hillary! will be no better.

Policy wise she'll be just as bad or worse, but I don't think she'll act like a pre-teen while in office. 

Offline mountaineer

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Re: White House in a tizzy over Samsung’s use of Obama-Ortiz selfie
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 04:09:16 PM »
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“As a rule, the White House objects to attempts to use the president’s likeness for commercial purposes,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said, The Hill reported.
That's a whole lot different from Obammy flying around the country posing for photographs at $32,000 fundraisers, after all.
Just being unique doesn't make you useful.

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Re: White House in a tizzy over Samsung’s use of Obama-Ortiz selfie
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2014, 04:35:06 PM »
Ahhh, an optimist.

Hillary! will be no better.
Time will tell , yet I think you may be correct


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Re: White House in a tizzy over Samsung’s use of Obama-Ortiz selfie
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2014, 08:06:58 PM »
There are more than 3 people in that picture; as a general rule, that makes it a picture of "the public" and none of the people in the image have rights over their likeness in the pic.


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