Ron Paul Attacks Santorum with Copyrighted Materials Taken Out of Context

As many of you know, I have been investigating a video that was put on YouTube by the Ron Paul supporters or his campaign.  I have not yet traced down the original source of the video.  You can, at least for the present time, see the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxeg22lDFps.  The video opens with clips of Santorum stating he supports the Tea Party and then follows with a film clip which  edited one small statement from Santorum's Q&A Session:

"I have some real concerns about this movement within the Republican Party and the Tea Party Movement to sort of refashion conservatism and I will vocally and publicly oppose it and do my best to correct the record." 

The following video slide then states:  What will you tell us next?

I received a call on Tuesday of this week from PCN-TV in Pennsylvania and I spoke with Roseann Heller, who informed me that no portion of their videos were permitted to be used for any broadcasts due to their copyrights on the programs.  Copies may be obtained by contacting Roseann at 717-730-6000, extension 222. She stated whoever had made this video and whoever is displaying the video are in violation of PCN's copyright.1  I then purchased a copy of the entire program, which I received on Friday.  The following is an exact transcript of the meeting at which Rick Santorum spoke and his response to the question from the Moderator at the Pennsylvania Press Club:

Transcript from PA Press Club 05/24/10 PCN-TV

24:05 Pennsylvania Press Club Moderator: Should the Public Accommodations Section of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill be open for revision?

24:11-25:35 Rick Santorum:  No.  Look I supported Trey Grayson2 over Rand Paul and there was a reason for that ... I am not a Libertarian and I fight very strongly against Libertarian influence in the Republican party and the conservative movement.  I don’t think the Libertarians have it right when it comes to what the Constitution is all about.  I don’t think they have it right as to what our history is and we are not a group of people who believe in no government.  We are a people that believes that government has a role to play: federal government has a role to play, state government has a role to play and local government has a role to play; and when there are clear wrongs in society, when there are injustices in society, sure you handle it at the local level if you can, but when the local and state level are in cahoots with the injustice, then the federal government has to step in and do something; and I’m just hopeful that is a mistake that will be corrected by Mr. Paul, but as I’ve said before, I have some real concerns about this movement within the Republican Party and the Tea Party Movement to sort of refashion conservatism and I will vocally and publicly oppose it and do my best to correct the record.

Now we know ... the rest of the story!

 

RESEARCH NOTES: 

1Fair use is flexible; it is not uncertain or unreliable. In fact, for any particular field of critical or creative activity, lawyers and judges consider expectations and practice in assessing what is "fair" within the field. In weighing the balance at the heart of fair use analysis, judges refer to four types of considerations mentioned in the law: the nature of the use, the nature of the work used, the extent of the use and its economic effect. This still leaves much room for interpretation, especially since the law is clear that these are not the only necessary considerations. In reviewing the history of fair use litigation, we find that judges return again and again to two key questions:

  • Did the unlicensed use "transform" the material taken from the copyrighted work by using it for a different purpose than that of the original, or did it just repeat the work for the same intent and value as the original?
  • Was the material taken appropriate in kind and amount, considering the nature of the copyrighted work and of the use?

Both questions touch on, among other things, the question of whether the use will cause excessive economic harm to the copyright owner.

If the answers to these two questions are "yes," a court is likely to find a use fair. Because that is true, such a use is unlikely to be challenged in the first place.

Source:  Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video

2Grayson was elected Kentucky's Secretary of State in November 2003. When he was sworn into office, Grayson was the youngest Secretary of State in the nation at the age of 31.[6] Grayson has modernized the Office of the Secretary of State by bringing more services online, enhanced Kentucky’s election laws through several legislative packages, and revived the civic mission of schools in Kentucky by leading the effort to restore civics education in the classroom.

Grayson's first term was marked by strong success. During his first term, his office placed millions of images online and launched several new online services which tore down the bureaucratic red tape to start a business or to run for office.[4] He led a nationally recognized effort to increase the civic literacy of Kentucky's youth and vastly improved Kentucky's election laws, including a repeal of taxpayer funded gubernatorial campaigns.[4]

During his first term there was a controversy involving the State Board of Elections' purging of approximately 8,000 Kentucky voters from the Kentucky voter rolls because the voters had moved out of state. Grayson and the state board of elections were defendants in a lawsuit filed by then Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo. A circuit judge ruled that the Board's actions were legal but asked Grayson to take additional steps to ensure voters would not be disenfranchised. Grayson later admitted to National Public Radio that the Office had made a technical mistake in purging some of the voters, but that the concept was important.

In 2004, Grayson became a member of the Senior Advisory Committee to Harvard University's Institute of Politics, serving alongside political notables such as U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao and U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.

In 2005, he was selected for the inaugural class of the Aspen-Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership which recognizes the nation’s top young elected officials. 

Trey Grayson's father was a wealthy banker.  17 U.S. state senators who proudly voted for the banker bailout of 2008 sponsored a $500 per plate fundraiser for Trey Grayson.

Sharp legal skills were demonstrated by Trey Grayson as a corporate lawyer for Keating Muething & Klekamp.  While Trey Grayson worked at Keating, Tray Grayson was not involved in the Keating Five Scandal. 

Grayson was re-elected as Secretary of State in November 2007 by a 14 point margin. He became one of only two Republican state-wide elected constitutional officers to win a second consecutive term in modern history [8]

In Grayson's second term, he has launched new services that allow companies to start businesses online, reducing by several days that amount of time it takes start a business in Kentucky. He also led the effort to modernize Kentucky's business laws, making it easier to start a business in Kentucky. His office was the first government entity in Kentucky to put its spending online so that taxpayers could hold his office accountable for how their tax dollars are being spent. He also cut spending in his office by 15%.

Grayson supported a policy change made by Democratic Governor Steve Beshear that made it easier for some convicted felons to apply to have their voting rights restored.[9] The Secretary of State's office is part of the technical process to restore voting rights, as the governor's paperwork is filed within the office. He did not support automatic restoration of voting rights to all convicted felons.

Grayson administered the $37 million Kentucky received in Federal funds to implement the Help America Vote Act (HAVA),[10] as well the $169,755 grant from the Federal Election Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (EAID).[11] These funds allowed every Kentucky county to purchase a new machine for every precinct.

Sources:  Wikipedia, Trey Grayson for Senate, Aspen-Rodel Fellowships, Follow The Money

 

 

 

 

 

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