Sunday, April 14, 2013
CB1Queens.org back up and running
From DNA Info:
They got the last laugh.
A parody website that took jabs at members of Queens Community Board 1 is back up online after pulling its content last week, following threats from the city over use of the official seal.
The new version of CB1Queens.org contains many of the same biting remarks about the local board, but shows other changes, including a disclaimer on its homepage that it's a "parody" and "not part of Queens Community Board 1."
The city's Law Department had notified the site that it was in possible violation of copyright laws for using the city seal on the page, and for copying other elements from the actual CB1 website.
"The City of New York is the exclusive owner of all rights in the City seal and the City possesses common law trademark rights in the seal," a Law Department staffer wrote in an e-mail to the site's anonymous creator.
"You have created a website that looks substantially similar to the official Community Board 1 Queens website. The layout and design of the official CB1 Queens website, as well as its contents, are protected by federal copyright law," the e-mail reads.
My favorite page is about the members who donated to Vallone campaigns over the years.