Author Topic: Michael Jordan will not pursue legal action against Metro Jacksonville  (Read 3757 times)

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MJ will not pursue legal action for "Crying Jordan" Meme

Michael Jordan and his handlers have been particularly defensive in the guarding of the basketball legend's image. Consider his successful lawsuit against a bankrupt Chicago grocer for unauthorized use of his name.

It seems for the moment, however, that the popular "Crying Jordan" meme is fair game. "At this time we have taken no legal action," a spokesperson for the Hall of Famer told Sara Germano and Stu Woo of the Wall Street Journal.

Whether that means legal action could be taken in the future remains to be seen, but there is a distinct possibility it will be welcomed by some. It seems four minutes cannot pass on social media platforms without the meme recurring.
Full article: http://www.thescore.com/news/951717

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« Last Edit: February 08, 2016, 09:08:57 PM by thelakelander »
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Re: Michael Jordan will not pursue legal action against Metro Jacksonville
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2016, 08:47:00 AM »
Since satire is legal, and this simply satire, Jordan would lose if he tried.

The grocer who used his likeness as part of a sales pitch w/o his permission, that was something different.

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Re: Michael Jordan will not pursue legal action against Metro Jacksonville
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2016, 10:31:11 AM »
Since satire is legal, and this simply satire, Jordan would lose if he tried.

The grocer who used his likeness as part of a sales pitch w/o his permission, that was something different.

I was thinking kind of the same thing:  Until someone tries to profit off of the meme (picture), there's really nothing to pursue.
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Re: Michael Jordan will not pursue legal action against Metro Jacksonville
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 10:58:40 AM »
I think the click bait title of this thread may constitute a sales pitch.  ;D
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