Ford loses battle over fan web site

DETROIT: A federal district court judge has ruled against Ford in its widely publicized effort to quash blueovalnews.com, which the company claimed to be a secret-spilling web site (PRWeek, Sept. 7).

DETROIT: A federal district court judge has ruled against Ford in its widely publicized effort to quash blueovalnews.com, which the company claimed to be a secret-spilling web site (PRWeek, Sept. 7).

DETROIT: A federal district court judge has ruled against Ford in

its widely publicized effort to quash blueovalnews.com, which the

company claimed to be a secret-spilling web site (PRWeek, Sept. 7).



In revoking a temporary injunction and denying Ford’s demand for a

permanent ’prior restraint’ injunction against the site, Judge Nancy

Edmunds wrote that the First Amendment takes precedence over commercial

interests such as protection of trade secrets.



The judge placed some restrictions on Robert Lane’s Mustang fan club

site, granting Ford’s request that he not infringe copyrights nor

interfere with employee relations.



Media lawyer Herschel Fink hailed the decision as a ’brilliant analysis

of a relatively novel legal issue.’



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