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Why Colbert Can't Play 'Colbert': Tonight's Word — Copyright

Law360, New York (April 25, 2017, 12:16 PM EDT) -- In July of 2016, Viacom Inc., the owner of cable channel Comedy Central, had threatened to sue CBS to stop the broadcast channel from allegedly infringing on its intellectual property — namely, Stephen Colbert. We are, of course, speaking not of the current CBS "The Late Show" host, Stephen Colbert, himself, but the identically named character that Stephen Colbert had portrayed on his Comedy Central show, "The Colbert Report." Viacom took such action as a result of the character making an appearance on "The Late Show"...
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