She ‘Got Time For That’: Sweet Brown Sues Apple For $15 Million

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    puckhead193

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    http://newsone.com/2275971/sweet-brown-sues-apple/

    Didn't see this posted but thought it was funny...

     
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    God I hope they allow video and audio recording during settlement talks and/or doing the court proceedings.

    This ought to be entertaining.
     
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    Who the hell is Sweet Brown?
     
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    This:

     
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    Lmfao
     
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    Ah, the wonderful world of the internet!

    So depressing...:(
     
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    I'm assuming that whole news story is made up. Sweet Brown doesn't own any of the rights, the broadcaster that filmed her for the news report do. She would have given her consent to be filmed (purely by giving the interview in front of a camera) and so has no rights over the material or any subsequent uses of it.
     
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    LOL! Famous meme. She's famous.
     
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    Thanks buddy. In the scheme of things, I'm glad I'm old....lol!!!!

    Edit: That said, this video is hilarious!
     
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    Isn't the Antoine Dodson song on iTunes? is he getting paid?
     
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    She'd have to prove that she has some copyrighted work. And then she would have to show actual damages.
     
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    It amazes me how trivial little things are allowed to even make it to the courts. What does it say about our legal system? Oh well, guess we all need a dose of humour in our lives every once in awhile.
     
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    The version I saw actually was posted by him and I saw a follow up interview where he bought a house for his mom to get her and his family out of the projects. So he definitely made a bit of coin off that, though I'm sure some other people with their own versions did too.
     
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    wat
     
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    Love that vid.
     
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    aint nobody got time for that!
     
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    Not true. News organizations have the right to use the content they gather for news purposes, but that doesn't give them carte blanche to reuse, sell, or assign that content for other uses. This would fall under "Fair Use" copyright exceptions, and that exception generally doesn't allow commercial works.
     
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    This. Never heard of her.
     
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    Wow.....just wow. Yup that is pretty much I have for this one.
     
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    she won't win...
     
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    Yeah okay.
     
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    I think there's more going down here. Look on the brick wall. 10.6 and 10.7 in yellow paint. This must be a snow leopard and lion thing. ;)
     
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    Yes, and isn't that a pathetic commentary on parts of our culture...and those who are making her famous.
     
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    That is incorrect. I can actually go out in public and film anyone on the street and sell that video for a profit. The courts have decided this a long time ago. Do you think movie producers that use "B roll" shots of busy city streets go out and get permission from everyone in the shot? No they don't. It falls under the expectation of privacy laws.

    I have been taken to court twice for this and the plaintiff lost both times.
     

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