Awards Season News

Oscarwatch getting sued

David Poland of The Hot Blog reports that the excellent awards site Oscarwatch is getting sued.

Whilst I have to confess that I’m not overly familiar with the full legal details of this particular case, part of me just feels sad that AAMPAS felt they had to resort to this.

I understand why they feel the need to protect their brand, especially if other sites are making ad money off the back of it.

But let’s look at it another way: aren’t sites like Oscarwatch helping promote awareness of the Oscars and the overall brand? Is the site really doing that much damage (if any) to the Academy Awards?

What do you think? Feel free to post your comments below.

> David Poland with more analysis at The Hot Blog
> Webpronews with more on the Oscarwatch lawsuit