Two wedding podcast businesses — one from Livingston, the other, Belleville — are battling it out in court. From the Star Ledger…
The Wedding Podcast Network vs. Wedding Podcast Channel case is one of a growing number of website disputes ending up in the courts, said Matt Zimmerman, senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a California-based nonprofit group that specializes in free speech on the internet.
The Ehrlichs, of Livingston [pictured], allege [Ralph] Mucci is “cyber-stalking” them. He stole their wedding podcasting idea, copied their website format, modeled his shows after theirs, called their sponsors, stole their guests and created mass confusion about which wedding podcasting website is which, according to the lawsuit.
Mucci admits the sites are similar, but he says they are not identical. He denies he has done anything wrong.
“It’s like saying Starbucks can’t sell coffee because Dunkin’ Donuts sells coffee,” Mucci said. “The ideas and the concepts that the Wedding Podcast Network displays are not unique ideas. … There is no copyright on that.”
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