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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Oops! USOC Demands End to Olympic Images in Negative Ads

A day after Priorities USA, a “super PAC “supporting President Obama, pulled down an ad that makes use of Olympics imagery after copyright concerns were raised, the U.S. Olympic Committee issued a statement demanding that such images not be used in negative campaign ads:
“The Olympic Games are a celebration of friendship, excellence and respect. While we are absolutely confident that neither presidential candidate nor campaign has participated in the production or distribution of these negative ads, the attacks, using Olympic themes and images, need to stop. Tomorrow we will celebrate America’s finest athletes’ accomplishments and watch Team USA march in the parade of nations. For anything even remotely negative to be associated with that time-honored, inspirational moment would be extremely unfortunate.” (NYTimes)

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