Thursday, June 2, 2011

Can I Use TV Quote as Blog Title?

Dear Rich: I am trying to find out if I could use a specific quote from the show, Strangers with Candy, for a potential blog title? If it helps, the potential title is "Stupid Junky Whore" which is a recurring insult on the aforesaid series. Oops, we didn't have time to post a warning that portions of the clip shown above may be offensive to some readers. So much for our bounce rate (or is it exit rate?).
Right, you had a question. If you're in a hurry to get started with your blog, the short answer is that there's no problems with naming it, 'Stupid Junky Whore.' We'll pass on providing the long answer but if we did provide one, we'd probably say things about copyright not protecting short phrases and how your choice of phrase hasn't achieved trademark status, and how free speech gives you the right, etc. But why get into that. As Jeri would say, 'Dreams can happen!'

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