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Larry (Bud) Melman

Yesterday's New York Times had an obituary for Calvert DeForest aka "Larry (Bud) Melman" of "Late Night With David Letterman" fame. It reported, as some of you may remember, that NBC claimed ownership of the Larry (Bud) name when Letterman moved to CBS ---- and Calvert was barred from using the name again. Another example, perhaps small, of the evils of intellectual monopoly. link here

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May he rest in peace. Letterman himself had to rename his show "The Late Show" because of the threat of a suit by the suits at NBC.
Bad link in your post. You may have the same problem I first had on this site in figuring out how the link button works. You need to put the actual URL between the quotes (after 'href=') and substitute what text you want the link to display in your post where it says 'link here'. Hope this makes sense.
Justin, thanks, I need all the help I can get.

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