When will the persecution end? First, this nation's space agency runs
roughshod over the rights of moon inhabitants by leaving a bunch of junk on our
nearest neighbor, now they attack a surf rock band who happen to be from outer
space (Coincidence? I think not!) for allegedly swiping their logo.
situation thus far...
The fine, if somewhat Earth-culturally challenged
group (please tell Coco the Electronic Monkey Wizard that it is not cool
to de-ionize the club owner when he stiffs the band), have been issued a "cease
and desist" order by the draconian space agency on account of their violation
of an obscure copyright code, 14 ¤ CFR 1221.110, in regards to their ASTRO
logo. ATN was provided a copy of a letter that the group claim was sent to them
by NASA general counsel.
Partial text: "This letter is formal notice that
your use of the NASA logo in you own 'ASTRO' logo constitutes wrongful use of
government property. The NASA logo is owned in full by the United States
Government, who controls and regulates it (sic) use. Specifically, 14 ¤ CFR
1221.110 limits the authorized uses of the NASA insignia. Use of the insignia
by Man...or Astroman? Is certainly NOT included in that list."
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