Amicus Brief Opposing Ron Paul Campaign Committee on Identification of Anonymous Videographer

by Paul Alan Levy

The process of analyzing for this blog the Ron Paul Campaign Committee’s lawsuit against the anonymous people who created an anti-Huntsman video for this blog impelled me to prepare an amicus brief for the judge who was assigned to the case and had to consider Paul’s ex parte motion for leave to take early discovery to identify the anonymous Internet users who created an attack video savaging the Presidential candidacy of Jon Huntsman while at the same time advocating his election. The brief explains in considerably more detail why the trademark and defamation claims in the lawsuit are frivolous; for example, we analyze the "false advertising" claim which, although not mentioned in my prevous blog post, is even more absurd than the trademark infringement claim. But the brief also explaints some of the dangers posed for the future by this lawsuit.