Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Palin to Houston Crackhos - "Cease and Desist!"

Details - here.

Here's a screenshot of what I got a few minutes ago, trying to see the state seal at www.crackhos.com:
Hat tip - my friends at the Department of Law


the problem child said...

Da Google has it cached as of May 1, 2009. search: crackho.com palin

(If you care. It's just mirrors the GINO's website as of that date.)Pfft.

blue_in_AK said...

Phil, have you seen this? http://www.komonews.com/news/national/44831167.html

Palin has a book deal and memoir to come NEXT YEAR. Is this not another ethics violation?

Anonymous said...

Re: the Crackho.com business.Unbelievable! Alaskans, your governor's administration looking out for the State Seal's reputation on the Internet, but is she looking out for you in crisis?

Re: the book deal. How can Palin be paid for this and not have it count as outside revenue? There will be a co-writer (you know, the person who is TRULY writing it) , so how does that figure into the scenario in terms of an ethics violation? Note, too, that it is being marketed by the Christian imprint of HarperCollins...

KB said...

Phil - I thought you meant Houston, Alaska. Not Houston, Texas!

Philip Munger said...

Shannyn has written a pretty good post about the book deal at Just a Girl from Homer.

Back in November, when the first rumors of a book del came out, I did a DailyKos diary called, "What Can We Title Sarah Palin's Book."


mlaiuppa said...

Huffpost has it too:


And they also have Palin's book deal. I thought she couldn't do this while Governor. I wonder if she'll be using state staff and state time to write it?


Anonymous said...

2600.com magazine got sued by Ford Motor Co. for this same sort of redirection a few years ago. 2600 prevailed in the suit. EFF helped them with the legal fees.
Redirecting is (generally) legal on web sites and making it illegal would "break" the Internet.

the problem child said...

Pretty good job here of explaining a "redirect". http://techdirt.com/articles/20090513/0109314858.shtml

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