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Fox News vs Parody T-Shirt Site

Fox News Channel’s lawyers have issued a cease and desist letter to a Agitproperties, a website that sells parody t-shirts poking fun at the network. A press release issued by the website has the full letter of the C&D and rebuttal. The Register is also has the story and interview. So far Agitproperties has not removed merchandise from their site or displayed intent to comply with Fox’s request. The legal gambit may backfire on Fox since traffic (and presumably sales) are up dramatically and have reinvigorated the website’s owner:

“Our site has been up since last April and to be honest we were averaging a pathetic 2500 page hits a day, and were seriously thinking about ‘packing it in’ once our inventory ran out […] yesterday we logged 41,095 page hits, more in one 24-hour period than we have had since we went on line”
Posted by Stephen VanDyke at June 26, 2003 4:29 PM