I am not LDS and I watch Big Love. It has not made me think negatively about the
LDS church - just of the fundamentalists that branched from the church. Yes I
agree they should have gone about things legally, but it doesn't make anyone
think less about the U.
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I love the Utes. I love Big Love and HBO! Hope they can work this out...for the
good of everyone!!!
Goodnight. In the show the "main" mom went to the U, the "main" couple went to
the U as kids and their daughter was planning on going there. The friend
mentioned BYU and they also talked of a school in Arizona. It's set in Utah. It's not real.The show goes to great pains separating
themselves from the mainstream LDS church. The demand is meant as a
public relations ad for the school. Perhaps they got calls from people who
should know better.
Oh you big drama queens.
I think the U is overreacting. It sounds like an isolated use their mark in
show that is set in SLC--what other university are the characters going to
interact with?If I shoot a scene of a character walking down 4th
South, surely I don't need each business owner's permission to show each sign in
If they routinely let others show the logo on TV, then it's too late to complain
now. You either enforce it against everyone, or against no one.
Come on President Young, the U is getting free publicity and they don't have to
pay a dime. How much would it cost for the U to place a 15 second
spot on prime time TV?
Big Love has overstepped all kinds of bounds. It's no surprise for them to cross
a legal one. Please take them to court!
I don't get why my alma-mater is so upset. If someone on stage says "university
of Utah" do we sue? For what? If the fight song is sung during a bank robbery
on some stupid show, do we sue? For what?It is fiction, guys and
gals. Fiction. And I am proud of the U and the fact that it got on tv.Get a life people. I am about to stop donating to the stupid people who
must be running the show...
The ironic part is that if the University of Utah used the HBO logo without
permission, HBO would sue them and no one would think twice about it. Now,
because it is the University of Utah that is threatening a lawsuit everyone is
up in arms about it.
Please remind us where the Y and the LDS church whined over the show's use of
their trademarked names or even their religious beliefs. The show's been on a
long time and I've heard only a Big Silence from the church and its school.
Rather than comparing to borrowing the car...it would be like someone using your
face in their ad encouraging people to get their syphilis checked because "this
person" has been spreading it.What?? Don't like that very much?
Come on...stop whining! Free publicity!
Utah is known as the polygamist state! So what difference does it make if they
use the U?Geez, until Utah does something other than whine everytime
something happens they don't like, guess what, NO ONE IS GOING to like UTAH!
I watch big love all the time and don't remember the U dang I must have been
watch the show and not the back ground LOL i'am bad
Sue the pants off them. Even the BCS is better than the trash of Big Love.
Let's face it: they wouldn't care if it wasn't for the fact that it's a show
harming public perception of the LDS faith, of which many attendees of the
university are. To this, I say: Way to go U!
So, we have another ignorant person among us, big shocker there. The point is
this show has no right to use a trademark without permission. It would be like
me taking your car for a spin without your permission; last time I checked that
is STEALING. Of course, you obviously don't know much about anything so why
I knew the Utes were totally in on it.
I don't blame the U of U for not wanting to be associated with the trashy show
"Big Love". U oF U should take HBO to court.Go get em Utah UTES!
Is a horrible show anyways, the acting is bad, there all ugly, and they should
just cancel it.
I would leave it alone or hollywood could give a whole different meaning to the
Brigham Young "cougars".
Go Utah Utes!
I'm pleased to hear that the U isn't going to put up with this misuse of its
Logo. This proud Cougar says, "Go Utes!"
To WHO CARES, it becomes a matter of legal rights. The U has to pay to have
their Nameing rights, so why shouldn't someone else pay them to use it? Why
should they just be able to sneak it in for free? It doesnt matter if it has to
do with polygamy or not...... And as for the Belly aching you
slanderisly refered to. Its not the show about polygamy the Church has issues
with, its how HBO does very little to show the differences between the two
religions, and what modern day Saints practice and belive.... You are just to
much apart of the ignorant crowd to understand where they are coming from.
People in Hollywood are having a hay day since the making of the BIG LOVE
series, and making fun of the Mormons in many of their movies, and all Utah's
immoral behavior with so many called wives. It is not nice nor anything to be
proud of. Hollywood makes Utah look like a big whore town deep within the
west.It's always better to stay out of the public eye.I
for one am very tired of this publicity.
It may be free publicity, but HBO should be required to pay for it.
I remember the episode, and it had nothing to do with polygamists being
associated with the U. It had to deal with a medical lab at the U running tests
on a document. That's it. Stop overreacting. It's a television show. And a
well done one at that.Leave the whinning and belly-aching to BYU and
the LDS church.
May I suggest they use the Y instead?
Boycott Tom Hanks.
Come on, it's free publicity! What is the problem with getting your name
on TV? Everyone knows that the show is fiction - right?
You go, U!