Amateur Hour: Kennedy Campaign Violates Federal Copyright Law, Forced to Pull Negative Web Ad
April 11, 2011 Leave a comment
The ad was regarding job commitment numbers released by the Ballard administration and used portions of the RTV6 ”news” report from Kara Kenney. The campaign publicized the web ad by advertising on several news websites including the IndyStar, Indianapolis Business Journal and Jim Shella’s political blog.
Not surprisingly, RTV6 told the Kennedy campaign to pull the web ad. This is Campaign 101 so we are really suprised the campaign made the mistake. Even worse, their candidate is a LAWYER. Now we know it was made blatantly obvious in the 2006 Prosecutors race that Melina Kennedy has absolutely no courtroom experience but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a clue about the law. This incident, on the other hand, seems to indicate that she doesn’t.
Add this to the fact that the Kennedy campaign has now officially gone negative in April, more than seven months before the election, and we’re declaring it amateur hour over at Kennedy campaign headquarters.