Fort Myers Stations Fight Over “Fair Use” of Porn Star Interview

By Andrew Gauthier 

The News-Press


An interesting television imbroglio developed a week or so back involving the story of former Fort Myers Beach town manager Scott Janke and his porn-star wife, Anabela Mota.

Janke was fired July 21 when news leaked that his wife is a porn star who goes by the name Jazella Moore. The following Friday, the couple was in New York City where they were interviewed live on “The Early Show.” That’s the morning news program on CBS, seen locally on WINK-TV.

NBC2, the local NBC affiliate, videotaped the program and, later that day, used clips from the CBS interview in their newscasts.

WINK and CBS cried foul–arguing that was an exclusive interview on a copyrighted TV program.

NBC2 cited the “fair use” rule–a nebulous legal standing that allows certain, limited uses of someone else’s material. More…

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