Big Media Once Again Confuses Intellectual Property Protection And Promotions
from the slow-to-catch-on... dept
Honestly, I really hadn’t followed much concerning this Ken Jennings winning on Jeopardy stuff, other than hearing a few months back that someone seemed to be constantly winning. I had no idea he was still winning, actually. However, he finally lost last week (or, rather, a few months ago, but it aired last week) and blogger Jason Kottke apparently had the scoop on many details of what was going on over these months concerning Jennings and Jeopardy. Right before the loss came, Kottke apparently posted an audio file of the losing moment along with a transcript. As any sane person would realize, this must have been great publicity in getting a bunch of people to tune into Jeopardy that night. In fact, I haven’t watched Jeopardy in at least a decade, and I thought about tuning in until I realized I read about the situation after it happened. Instead of being happy with the added publicity (during sweeps week, no less), Sony has sent the lawyers after Jason and have basically been hassling him and making life difficult for him. It’s yet another case of lawyers making legal decisions that don’t make business sense.