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Will the NFL Flag Judge Tom Wolfgram?

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Another election, another Wisconsin campaign using NFL images.

But did the Wolfgram campaign ...strike that...did the JUDGE Wolfgram campaign respect Copyright Law and receive permission from the NFL to use game photos and team logos in this political ad?

Collin Roth is on the case.

But there is a problem with this ad.

The Re-Elect Judge Wolfgram campaign may not have received permission from the Green Bay Packers or the NFL to use those images.

"To my knowledge, we haven’t been contacted," said Aaron Popkey, a spokesman for the Green Bay Packers.  

It would not be the first time a Wisconsin politician has used images from the NFL in a political ad without permission.

In October 2010, Sen. Russ Feingold was forced to alter a television ad that used official NFL footage of Minnesota Viking Randy Moss dancing in the endzone when the NFL asked the campaign to remove the officially licensed footage.

See the ad and more of Collin's report, here.


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