As someone preparing to watch her first name be used and abused over the coming months, I'm almost inclined to empathize with Spike. He has decided to settle with Viacom out of court due to the following revelation:
? my efforts to stop Viacom from using the Spike TV name could have the unintended consequence of threatening the First Amendment rights of Viacom and others.
Neither he nor Viacom will divulge how much he is getting for his newfound constitutional piety.