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Broadcasting Company Tells Sen. Holperin To Stop Campaign AdSubmitted: 07/13/2011
Story By Matt Doyle

NORTHWOODS - A broadcasting company sent a cease and desist letter to Senator Jim Holperin saying he's violating copyright laws in a campaign ad.

Watchman Broadcasting is a non-profit Christian Television network based in Georgia.

It says an ad by Senator Jim Holperin is using copyrighted material from the show "By the Book" which broadcasted an interview with Kim Simac about one of her patriotic children's books.

Simac says Holperin should focus on the issues in Wisconsin and respect the request.

"Permission is usually requested before you go and use somebody else's property," Simac says. "Very clearly you can see that I was in the middle of another statement. You can also see very clearly that it misrepresents me in an attempt to discredit my reputation."

Senator Holperin says his campaign hasn't received a cease and desist letter and doesn't plan to stop airing the ads yet because they're available on public internet sites like YouTube and others.

"Some things she's said and positions she's taken over the past two years are quite at odds with what she's saying as a candidate," Holperin says. "We feel it's our obligation as opponents in this election to point that out."

Simac will face off with Bob Lussow in the primary election next Tuesday.

The winner will face Holperin in the general recall election August 16th.

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