1984 Anti-Hillary Video Results In New Controversy

Mar 28th, 2007 | By | Category: General

A controversial political parody of Apple’s 1984 ad that portrays Hillary Clinton as a newspeak-spewing “big-brother” is getting an extension on its 15 minutes of fame, courtesy of rights owners to George Orwell’s novel.

The Hillary Clinton 1984 ad is the work of Phil De Vellis, who has said that he made the anti-Hillary ad “to show that an individual citizen can affect the [political] process.”

Rosenblum Productions, owners of the television and movie rights to Orwell‚Äôs 1984 novel, says that De Vellis’ explanation only goes so far.

“The political ad copies a prior commercial infringement of our copyright,” said Rosenblum.

“We recognize the legal issues inherent under the First Amendment and the copyright law as to political expression of opinion, but we want the world at large to know that we take our copyright ownership of one of the world’s great novels very seriously,” said Rosenblum.

“When the Apple ‘Big Brother’ television commercial was aired during the 1984 Super Bowl telecast, we immediately objected to this unauthorized commercial use of the novel, and sent a ‘cease-and-desist’ letter both to Apple and to its ad agency. The commercial never aired on television again,” said Rosenblum.

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  1. Your Concience says:

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