Station Threatens to Sue Political Candidate

KEYT (Santa Barbara) has threatened to file a lawsuit against Republican congressional candidate Justin Fareed for using a clip from the station's newscast for a political attack ad.

Take a look at the ad:

KEYT General Manager Mark Danielson has sent a letter to Fareed's campaign requesting for them to cease and desist from the content, claiming that his campaign does not have authority to use the copyright protected news content, according to KEYT.

Furthermore, using KEYT's news content and the voice and likeness of the station's anchor misrepresents the news station's political objectivity and undermines the trust built with viewers.

"KEYT does not support or oppose any candidate for office in this election cycle," the letter states.