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"Our legal department goes through every page of every issue before it goes to press," Hennessey told The Bird, "to make sure that all the images and logos we run are within the bounds of fair use."

If Alamoodi is really looking for misuse of the sacred Sparky, he might want to consider the school's current copyright-infringement case, which Schafer says is in the works.

The case is against Gina Lynn Productions, which's distributing a new-ish porno called Double Dutch starring former ASU cheerleader Courtney Cox (not to be confused with the former Friends star -- this one's a porn queen who's, in fact, just changed her name to Courtney Simpson). In Double Dutch, Courtney appears in her ASU cheerleader uniform doing just about everything but skipping rope.

Now that should raise school spirit.

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Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
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