It is a truth universally acknowledged that any selfie-taking monkey must demand the copyright for her photographs. Or at least that seems to be what PETA is arguing. In September they filed a copyright lawsuit on the behalf of Naruto, the cheery macaque pictured above. The case was initially dismissed, but now Naruto…
Adele, being neither American nor a lunatic, is reportedly not interested in contributing to the presidential campaigns of howling invertebrates Donald Trump and/or Mike Huckabee.
It would seem counterintuitive for a book entitled The Diary of Anne Frank to have another author besides, well, Anne Frank. But strange things happen in the Year of Our Lord 2015 – and by “strange things,” I mean copyright gymnastics propelled by a yen for profit. In naming Anne’s father, Otto Frank, co-author of the
On Thursday, a court ruled that the sequence of 26 poses and breathing exercises that makes up Bikram Yoga is ineligible for copyright for the same reason a life-saving surgery is: it’s designed to make people healthier, and only a monster would want a monopoly on saving lives.
Moschino designer Jeremy Scott was minding his own freaking business at the premiere for “The People’s Designer,” a documentary about his amazing journey to the upper echelons of the fashion world and his friendship with Rita Ora, when some total nobody served him with legal papers! HIDEOUS! APPALLING! LITERALLY…
The Beastie Boys are threatening to sue GoldieBlox because the toy company used a parody of the Beastie Boys' song Girls in their awesome video showing little girls using an enormous Rube Goldberg contraption to turn off a shitty princess TV ad. Along with Universal Music, the Beastie Boys sent a letter to GoldieBlox…
The PAC of Sarah Palin, bless her wolf-blastin’, helicopter-swervin’, cable news-declaimin’ heart, has run afoul of a New Jersey-based newspaper for appropriating some patriotic, September 11 imagery.
After Alice Taylor's cell-phone photographs of the highly anatomically incorrect mannequins at a London Gap store went viral — we covered the story last week — she started fielding inquiries about the pictures and interview requests from newspapers around the world.
The top row of shirts is by Forever 21. The bottom row is by a small California-based label called Trovata. Welcome to a peek behind the curtain at secretive, cult-y, and very rapidly growing fast-fashion chain Forever 21.