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Saturday, November 04, 2006

 

Remix as a political tool

Slate.com have been remixing some of the more distasteful political ads to come out of Washington. I could imagine this tactic being used on both a commercial and political stage in the future. Of course for commercial purposes, marketers would need plausiable deniability to keep them out of court for infringing a competitors intellectual property. Here's one about US politician Mark Foley as an example.



Foley had allegations made against him about suggestive emails and sexually explicit instant messages to boys who had formerly served as Congressional pages, and had intercourse with two of them.

As a result of the disclosures, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement opened investigations of the messages to find possible criminal charges.

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