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Magda Hassan
08-30-2013, 04:39 AM
All oppressive regimes take them selves to seriously and come undone by their own hubris. Bring it on artists and comedians!

By Kevin Collier (http://www.dailydot.com/authors/kevin-collier/) on August 27, 2013


Two days after the world learned the National Security Agency logs practically every American phone call (http://www.dailydot.com/news/dni-nsa-email-metadata-tracking/), the agency had started cracking down on entrepreneurs who made fun of it.
That's according to Dan McCall, founder of politically themed T-shirt company Liberty Maniacs (http://libertymaniacs.com/).
On June 5, the Guardian posted the first (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/06/nsa-phone-records-verizon-court-order) of many documents, leaked by former contractor Edward Snowden (http://www.dailydot.com/tags/edward-snowden), that detail NSA (http://www.dailydot.com/tags/nsa)'s spy practices. Two days later, McCall put up a handful of T-shirts and bumper stickers for sale on the custom goods marketplace Zazzle, which distributes most of Liberty Maniacs' goods. Each of those items had the NSA logo, plus a common joke as a slogan: "The only part of the government that actually listens."

http://cdn0.dailydot.com/uploaded/images/original/2013/8/27/NSA-Listens-Shirtmock.jpg "Within an hour or two," as McCall told the Daily Dot, Zazzle emailed him to say the shirt had been removed from the Zazzle site. (Zazzle didn't respond to the Daily Dot's request for comment, nor did the NSA.)
Zazzle's first email, which McCall forwarded to the Daily Dot, said in part:

Unfortunately, it appears that your product, The NSA, contains content that is in conflict with one or more of our acceptable content guidelines (http://zazzle.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/143).
We will be removing this product from the Zazzle Marketplace shortly. ...
Result: Not Approved
Policy Notes: Design contains an image or text that may infringe on intellectual property rights. We have been contacted by the intellectual property right holder and we will be removing your product from Zazzle’s Marketplace due to infringement claims.
McCall, who says he'd worked with Zazzle for five years, asked for an explanation, but when the company responded June 11, the distributor didn't share much more:

Unfortunately, it appears that your product, " the nsa", does not meet Zazzle Acceptable Content Guidelines. Specifically, your product contained content which infringes upon the intellectual property rights of National Security Agency.
We have been contacted by legal representatives from the National Security Agency, and at their request, have removed the product from the Zazzle Marketplace.
"We were actually the very first independent shop signed onto their successful 'ProSeller' program years ago, so we've had an absolutely wonderful relationship [with Zazzle]," McCall told the Daily Dot. "Which is why this has been so crazy. I basically can't speak to anyone about it. None of my reps or anyone there will send anything but a canned response."
Fortunately for McCall, his trouble selling the shirt ended with Zazzle. He put the dozens (http://www.cafepress.com/libertymaniacs/10128143) of shirts with the logo (plus beer steins, stickers, shot glasses, aprons, gym bags, beach totes, iPad cases, etc.) on Cafepress (http://www.dailydot.com/tags/cafepress/). He hasn't had any trouble there.
UPDATE: The NSA has issued the following statement to the Daily Dot:

The NSA seal is protected by Public Law 86-36, which states that it is not permitted for “…any person to use the initials ‘NSA,’ the words ‘National Security Agency’ and the NSA seal without first acquiring written permission from the Director of NSA.”
UPDATE 2: The NSA sent the Daily Dot a clarification about this particular case:

NSA has not sent a cease and desist letter to Zazzle since March 2011 regarding a mug they were selling using the NSA Seal. At any time that NSA is made aware that the NSA Seal is being used without our permission, we will take appropriate actions.
Zazzle has not returned a request for comment on McCall's shirt design.


http://www.dailydot.com/news/nsa-trademark-infringement-liberty-maniacs/

Jim Hackett II
08-30-2013, 01:02 PM
I "borrowed" the graphic for my wallpaper.
Is this is not fascism in our faces than it is in pure feces.
Your pick.

Thanks Magda,
Jim

Tracy Riddle
08-30-2013, 01:46 PM
LOL. I don't know what they're going to do to NSA, the multi-level marketer that sells Juice Plus vitamin supplements.

Peter Lemkin
08-30-2013, 04:01 PM
NSA
National Security Agency (US government)


NSA
Naval Support Activity


NSA
National Speakers Association


NSA
No Strings Attached


NSA
Network Security Appliance (Sonicwall)


NSA
Notary Signing Agent


NSA
National Security Advisor


NSA
Not Seasonally Adjusted


NSA
National Security Archive


NSA
National Security Act


NSA
National Society of Accountants


NSA
National Sheriffs' Association (Alexandria, VA, USA)


NSA
National Security Affairs


NSA
No Sugar Added


NSA
National Stuttering Association


NSA
National Stroke Association


NSA
Network Spinal Analysis


NSA
National Spiritual Assembly (Institution of the Baha'i Faith)


NSA
Norwegian Shipowners’ Association


NSA
North Slope of Alaska


NSA
National Sheep Association (Malvern, Worcestershire, UK)


NSA
National Safety Associates


NSA
Non-State Actor (international relations)


NSA
National Scrabble Association


NSA
National Student Association


NSA
North Star Academy


NSA
New Saint Andrews College (Moscow, Idaho)


NSA
National Sunflower Association


NSA
National Stone Association (Washington, DC)


NSA
National Stereoscopic Association


NSA
Negative Security Assurances


NSA
National Steeplechase Association


NSA
National Sound Archive


NSA
National Security Area


NSA
NATO Standardization Agency


NSA
National Smokers Alliance


NSA
Nebraska Statewide Arboretum


NSA
Negotiated Service Agreement (US postal service)


NSA
National Security Agents (gaming clan)


NSA
Non-Standard Analysis


NSA
National Seniors Australia (est. 1976)


NSA
Nuclear Science Abstracts


NSA
Normalized Site Attenuation


NSA
Nashville School of the Arts (Tennessee)


NSA
National Storytelling Association


NSA
National Slag Association (Alexandria, VA)


NSA
Northern Study Area


NSA
Navy Support Activity


NSA
National Skateboard Association


NSA
Noise Sensitive Area


NSA
Nikkei Stock Average


NSA
National Shipping Authority


NSA
National School of Administration (China)


NSA
Non-surgical Sperm Aspiration


NSA
New Statistical Account (Reports on the conditions of Scotland, with reports on each parish, in the 1830s)


NSA
Nunavut Settlement Area


NSA
National Supers Agency (fictional from the movie The Incredibles)


NSA
National Safety Association


NSA
National Security Anarchists (hacker group)


NSA
National Sprint Association (UK)


NSA
Natuurwetenschappelijke Studievereniging Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam Physics Department student organization)


NSA
Nebraska Soybean Association


NSA
Naperville Soccer Association


NSA
No Smoking Area


NSA
National Softball Association, Inc.


NSA
Norcross Soccer Association (Georgia)


NSA
Naval Supervising Activity


NSA
National Singles Association (Atlanta, Georgia)


NSA
Navy Stock Account


NSA
Night Stalker Association


NSA
National Success Association


NSA
National Shuffleboard Association


NSA
National Software Alliance


NSA
No Significant Abnormalities (disease assessment)


NSA
Northern Slope of Alaska


NSA
National Service Alliance, LLC


NSA
Non Semi Auto (concealed handgun license; Texas)


NSA
Non Standard Area (of a database)


NSA
Nantucket Shellfish Association (Nantucket, MA)


NSA
National Standard Application


NSA
National Scout Association


NSA
Narrow-Slot Approximation


NSA
National Sentinel Audit


NSA
Net Sales Area


NSA
Node Switching Assembly


NSA
Nuclear Support Agency


NSA
Network Search Algorithm


NSA
Naval Systems Analysis


NSA
Nikkei Student Association


NSA
Net Sellable Area (real estate)


NSA
Neutron Source Assembly


NSA
Network South Australia (Adelaide, Australia)


NSA
Nichiren Shosu of America


NSA
Net Server Assistant


NSA
Norwegian Security Act


NSA
Nabelschnurarterie (German: Umbilical Cord Artery)


NSA
Narrow Slot Aperture


NSA
Nikkei Siam Aluminium Limited (Pathumtani, Thailand)


NSA
Nordic Securities Association (est. 2008)


NSA
Network Supported Account (Cisco)


NSA
National Space Agency


NSA
Non-Standard Auto (insurance)


NSA
Non-Self-Aligned


NSA
Network Storage Appliance (computing)


NSA
Need Special Assistance


NSA
National Supervisory Authority (EU)


NSA
Naczelny Sad Administracyjny (Polish: Supreme Administrative Court)

Keith Millea
08-30-2013, 04:21 PM
"Peeping while you're sleeping"..........Or maybe...

"Snooping while you're pooping"....

OH MY!