According to CNN, September 14, 2013, Former Alaska Governor and one time Vice-Presidential nominee, Sarah Palin is being sued by the New Jersey Media Group for posting its "We shall never forget" 9/11 photo of three firefighters raising the American flag over the rubble of the World Trade Center (WTC) after the September 11, 2001 attack on the WTC by Muslim extremists led by Osama Bin Laden.
The photograph was taken by Thomas F. Franklin who was a staff photographer for a subsidiary of the New Jersey Media Group called The Record. A CNN documentary had been aired over the infamous photo and its banner that turned up missing. The photograph was so famous that it was made onto a postage stamp in 2002 and was permanently enshrined in the Library of Congress, according to CNN.
The photograph, which has since been taken off of Palin's website, was captured in a screenshot by concerned parties who sent them to CNN; although CNN did not view the photograph independently. According to CNN, the photo on Palin's Facebook page was accompanied by the words,
We shall never forget."
Jennifer Borg, chief legal counsel for the New Jersey Media Group, depicted how she had sent letters demanding that Palin and/or her Political Action Committee, (PAC), remove the photo at once.
It's important to enforce our copyright on this iconic photo," Borg stated.
"When neither Ms. Palin nor her PAC responded to our demand letter to remove the photo, we were left with no choice but to seek redress through the courts," Borg concluded.
The lawsuit that has been filed against Palin allegedly states that she and/or her PAC should be forced to remove the photo and pay damages to Franklin for using his photo on her Facebook page without permission.
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