Monday, June 28, 2010

No Trip To NY Either..But It's My Baby's Birthday

In this year of canceling plans--both my in-laws are seriously ill so my wife had to reschedule her vacation and add family leave to go back east to help arrange assisted living--and then had to even suddenly leave earlier when her mom took a turn for the worse in a situation that was bad to begin with. So the anniversary trip to NYC we planned since my bike accident is down the toilet. (Which had taken the place of cycling and camping out at Crater Lake)

Meanwhile my "baby" turned 21, and had been pestering me for (what seems like) 21 years to take her drinking. But first another, albeit minor, cancelled plan. We were going to the Giants game so I tried making her a tee shirt with an on line tee shirt retailer (sounds like Razzle), but at the last minute Schmazzle said we couldn't make the tee shirt as we were violating the celebrity rights of the Giants announcer--even though the tee shirt was not being used for commercial purposes, sports announcers are exempt, and we're NOT using their actual photo. Yazzle full of crap--but hard to argue with an on line retailer, even if they never read California Civil Code 3344.
Ia) Any person who knowingly uses another's name, voice, signature, photograph, or likeness, in any manner on or in products, merchandise, or goods, or for purposes of advertising or selling... ***

1) A person shall be deemed to be readily identifiable from a photograph when one who views the photograph with the naked eye can reasonably determine that the person depicted in the photograph is the same person who is complaining of its unauthorized use.

(d) For purposes of this section, a use of a name, voice, signature, photograph, or likeness in connection with any news, public affairs, or sports broadcast or account, or any political campaign, shall not constitute a use for which consent is required under subdivision (a). ***

Thanks for nothing fn Zazzle
Wife got a flight literally right after the ball game, so she got to spend some time with the birthday girl. All the scrambling and cold weather put a damper on getting Jessie a beer, and the next day in the wine country she pooped out after 2 tasting rooms. But she is doing great--really getting a lot out of college in a field she's real interested in. And I can't believe I have no more minor kids.

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