February 9, 2005

by Andrew Silow-Carroll
Even New Yorker writers get the blues (and rock, and pop...)

Rock Museum Sues to Stop Jewish Rock Web Site

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum ...has asked a federal judge to stop two journalists and a radio company executive from putting up a Web site called the Jewish Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, saying the site will infringe on the original's trademark name and that the public would confuse the two...[T]he museum said journalists David Segal, Jeffrey Goldberg and radio executive Allen Goldberg "misappropriated Rock Hall's substantial intellectual property rights...." Jeffrey Goldberg, Washington correspondent for the New Yorker, said, "Speaking as a layman, I don't think they own rock and roll and I don't think they own the phrase 'Hall of Fame' and I know for sure they don't own the Jews."

Watch out, Joseph Siegman!

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