Tag Archives: Litigious

Disney Sells Joy Division-Inspired Mickey Mouse T-Shirt!

Joy Division Inspired Mickey Mouse T Shirt
Unknown Mickey

We’re not sure if the surviving members of Joy Division or the estate of the late Ian Curtis has green-lighted Disney’s selling of these amazing T-Shirts inspired by the cover design of Joy Division’s legendary 1979 debut album, Unknown Pleasures, but if not I’d say that you should snatch one up now before someone throws a copyright infringement lawsuit their way (though it would be hard to imagine an entity as litigious as Disney not covering their asses on a venture this audacious).

“Waves” Mickey Mouse T-Shirt sells for $24.95 at This Link!

Thanks to Julio Diaz for the Tip!

Update 1/26/12: As predicted here, the shirt is no longer for sale. Details are available at This Link.

Metallica Demands that Online Journalists Remove Reviews of its Music


I Believe that Their New CD is Called Douchebags Of The Universe

I really thought that Metallica, easily the most hyper-litigious band in the history of music, had hit rock bottom when they sued Victoria’s Secret over the name of an eyeliner pencil that contained the word “Metallica” in the description of the shade. Apparently, I was incorrect in that assumption. This post from Arstechnica.com about Metallica’s management requesting that bloggers remove reviews of its newest album proves that these guys have, in fact, hit bottom and started to dig. It’s nice to see that Metallica didn’t want the reputation they earned from the Napster debacle to be forgotten.

Note: It appears that the story at the link above has been updated in Metallica’s favor!