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If you listen to the oral arguments from the Supreme Court one wonders why you can copyright song lyrics that talk about derogatory names of groups of people; killing police; or raping children, but you can’t trademark the name, Slants because it is derogatory.
Both the trademark program and the copyright program are Government run. Much of the Justice’s arguments were that they would be putting out data with derogatory information if they allowed a trademark with the name, Slants, but they didn’t seem to have any problem with putting out data that has song lyrics that do the same, or worse.
Seems to me the Justices want it both ways. They seem to want to limit free speech when it comes to trademarks. They actually said, We just want nice things for trademarks, because it is a Government program, and we are the Government, and we don’t want derogatory terms in trademarks. Yet their other program (copyright) allows it.
What happen to free speech?
It all boils down to, the Government wants to get rid of names, like The Washington Redskin because current social views have changed and the limp wrist liberals are now running things and want to chip away at the Constitution a tad more because they find something offensive.
I would not be a bit surprised that they begin denying copyright in the near future because of offensive things.
Lover of women; camping; hiking; road trips; and cameras. Put them altogether and you have, me.
Located in northern Minnesota, but willing to roll out at a moment notice for an excursion across America with a lady.
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