Thursday, January 26, 2012
Via an eagle-eyed source
Disney pulls Joy Division inspired T-shirt. I don't know what the IP claim is, exactly. Would a reasonable consumer who recognized the Joy Division cover actually think that the band (or whoever holds the rights now) authorized this? Seems unlikely. Copyright is also shaky, since the claim seems to be over the style of the illustration rather than the content. Compare to the recent Velvet Underground/Andy Warhol dustup--who owns the rights in album covers anyway?