Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Oprah Dodges (Dum Dum) Bullet

Winfrey on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine.Image via Wikipedia

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has dismissed a poet's copyright infringement suit against talkmeister Oprah Winfrey for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

The case, Damon Lloyd Goffe v. Oprah Winfrey (Case No. 09-1438), was tossed because Goffe never registered with the U.S. Copyright Office the poems that he claimed Winfrey appropriated. Talk about poetic justice--Goffe sought $1 trillion in damages, enough to make tv megastar Winfrey cut back on her summer vacation plans. A spokesperson for Winfrey said the Complaint was never served on Winfrey before the court threw it out.

"TUOL" has yet to confirm the rumor that to show her gratitude for the dismissal of the suit, Oprah is buying everyone in the country a car.
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1 comment:

  1. As Joyce Kilmer wrote, "I think that I shall never see/A poem that's worth a trillion dollars."