Due to a Legal Dispute, Stephen Colbert Had to Find a Work Around for Being Prohibited From Using the Character “Stephen Colbert” and Bits off of “The Colbert Report”
Apparently, after bringing back the character Stephen Colbert last week during The Late Show’s RNC coverage, high powered lawyers immediately told Colbert and his Late Show staff that they were in violation of intellectual property rights.
Somehow, the character of Stephen Colbert is not owned by Colbert himself.
Still, the true Stephen Colbert not only doesn’t back down from a challenge. He seeks them out and, in such a spirit, figured out a pretty great workaround.
Character or no, this is the daring and whip smart Stephen Colbert that so many of us know and love. Watch it here.