UVEX, the ski goggle maker, got a nastygram from an Olympics Committee IP lawyer, forbidding them from using any images — or even mentioning — that gold medal winner Lindsey Vonn uses their equipment.

Blonde Who Uses Our Stuff Wins Downhill (Last Name Rhymes With “Bonn”)

There once was a lawyer from the IOC,
who called us to protect “intellectual property.”

“During the Olympics”, she said with a sneer
“your site can’t use an Olympian’s name even if they use your gear.”

“No pictures, no video, no blog posts can be used…”
Even if they are old? “No!”, she enthused.

While Olympians chase gold the IOC pursues green.
Cough up millions, or your logo cannot be seen . . .

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2 Responses to “IOC Copyright Idiocy Drives Company to Poetry”

  1. FrancoisT says:

    Like this imbecile IP lawyer would have a fat chance in hell of prevailing in Court.

    This is grade-AAA bovine digestive remains piled up higher than the Eiffel Tower.

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