Everyone thinks they're a lawyer
HundredPercenter has a story about how couple of bloggers, Matt Margolis of "Blogs for Bush" and Jordan Golson from "cheese and crackers" are beating up on a 13 year old kid for linking to an image on Blogs For Bush.
It's ridiculous, I know.
What I find egregious is that Jordan Golson clearly isn't a lawyer, clearly knows nothing about copyright law, yet is giving out legal advice. I have half a mind to turn him in for practicing law without a license.
To highlight Mr. Golson's glaring ignorance of the law, consider his comment:
" 'The Political Teen' is already the name of a blog. This is a blatant copyright violation because it can cause confusion between the two brands. I was confused and I visit both your sites. I have advised you of this before and you have ignored it."
To paraphase Jordan Golson, this is a blatantly ignorant statement. (gee, I hope he doesn't sue me for a violation of the sentence modelng act something like that!)
Take it from someone who researches both copyright and trademark law all day long - likelihood of confusion is the basis of trademark law and has nothing at all to do with copyright law. (and really, anyone who has taken a scant 2 days of a course in either would know that.) (I'm not even getting in to the lack of understanding of trademark law evidenced by this comment, either, if one assumes, arguendo, that he meant "trademark" and not "copyright." )
His other comments and legal advice are equally as stupid.
Hey, Jordan - why don't you leave the law to the lawyers and the bullying to the grade schoolers?
Posted by jkhat at February 3, 2005 04:34 PM
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Ah, Jordan Golson...self appointed Ironsides of the Internet. Since he did such a good job taking down a 13 year old, I'm wondering if for an encore he'll steal my son's Wiggles guitar.
Ignorance of the law aside, the way for a poli-sci major to build his rep is not generally found in demolishing the websites of early teens. And even worse, we're talking about a politically-aware conservative teen, itself a fairly rare breed (unless you count Devon from Searchlight, NV). Not an especially proud day for Jordan Golson.