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13 Mar 2010 21:05


Tech: Dear New York Times, can you put this illustration on a T-shirt?

  • This image (which we cropped) is from an article the New York Times wrote about how Google and Apple are at odds with one another because Steve Jobs thinks Google stole its technology. Daniel Adel, please consider putting this on Threadless. We’d buy it. source

17 Oct 2009 18:26


Offbeat: Pimps up, hos down: An alcohol-maker sullies Snow White

Ho White and the Seven Dwarves
Don't mess with Disney. Ever. Let's say you're an Australian alcohol company. And you want to get some attention. Maybe co-opting an image might work. How about one from an iconic kid-friendly storybook. Actually, the popular film version. And now, you know why Jamieson's Raspberry Ale is facing legal attention from the big, evil mouse. SOURCE

13 Jul 2009 01:00


Biz, U.S.: The fight over Shepard Fairey’s Obama “Hope” illo gets messy

  • Plaintiffs have profited from the sales of Mr. Garcia’s copyrighted photograph image and Defendant AP seeks to reap some of the profit by claiming that it – and not Mr. Garcia – is the rightful owner of the copyright in the photograph.
  • A legal memorandum in support of photographer Manuel Garcia • Regarding Fairey v. Associated Press, i.e. the legal battle over the iconic Obama “Hope” poster. For those not in the loop, Shepard Fairey did an immaculate illustration based on a photo Garcia shot and AP ran on the wire. After it blew up, AP sued Fairey, who claimed fair use. Now, Garcia’s claiming neither of them have the right to claim that photo as theirs. We agree that Garcia has a claim over this, but point out that if you look on Getty Images, Obama has literally hundreds of photos taken of him each week (and in April of 2006 alone, he showed up on Getty 41 times) – a fact which we think dilutes both his and AP’s claims. He’s a famous person who gets photographed a lot. Fairey just grabbed a random photo. • source

08 Mar 2009 21:06


Tech: When it comes to Twitter, forget Failwhale. It’s all about Failbird.

Check out this amazing Failwhale-inspired Twitter illustration by Martin Gee. It’s neato. source