Andy Baio got a cease-and-desist from Bill Cosby’s lawyers for hosting archives of Justin Roiland’s “House of Cosbys”. Andy’s going to fight it:
But I’m not removing House of Cosbys. House of Cosbys is
satire, and clearly falls under protected speech guidelines.
I’m not taking it down, and their legal bullying isn’t going to
work. They claim that hosting these videos “violates our
client’s rights of publicity as well as other statutory and
common laws prohibiting the misappropriation of an individual’s
name, voice and likeness and unfair competition.” Sorry, but
the First Amendment protects satire and parody of a public
figure as free speech.