House Leaders Comment on Democrat Party’s Disregard of Federal Copyright Law

CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) and House Majority Leader Pete Silva (R-Nashua) today released the following statement regarding the New Hampshire Democrat Party (NHDP) web advertisement ripping off Siri, Apple Inc.’s digital assistant. Apple last week contacted the NHDP and demanded that the ad be taken down, citing copyright infringement, according to the Nashua Telegraph.  Furthermore, the Telegraph also reported that the ad contained numerous false statements about House Republicans and determined it was, “Mostly False.”

House Speaker William O’Brien

“Just as we saw with the New Hampshire Democrat Party’s illegal campaign robo calls last campaign cycle, we continue to see a pattern of law breaking and, now, a lack of respect for intellectual property rights.  This is one more example of a party whose leadership is totally out of control.  The Democrats of New Hampshire certainly deserve much better leadership than they are getting from a group of people who can’t follow laws and who are jeopardizing their party’s future.”

House Majority Leader Pete Silva

“It’s unfortunate that the Democrat party is so short on substantive ideas of their own they have to resort to ripping off others’. But then again it’s been a long time since the Democrats have brought original ideas to the table.  Instead they choose to use personal attacks on Republicans to distract from their record of raising over 100 taxes and fee to pay for their 25% increase in state spending.  I applaud the Nashua Telegraph for holding the Democrats accountable through fact-checking, but the term that they use – ‘Mostly False’ – should be updated for reality and be changed to ‘Full of Lies.’”