“Dog dressed as Che Guevara” image

by Walter Olson on January 26, 2011

It draws a lawsuit in France from the holder of the rights to the notorious killer’s famous 1960 photo. [The Sun, U.K.]

{ 7 comments }

1 kimsch 01.26.11 at 1:08 pm

That doesn’t count as parody? It certainly should.

2 Bob Lipton 01.26.11 at 1:33 pm

No, Kimsch. Clearly the copyright holders feel that people will mistake the dog for Che. It’s an easy mistake to make.

Bob

3 Mannie 01.26.11 at 3:04 pm

You’re insulting dogs, Bob!

4 mojo 01.26.11 at 5:50 pm

Too bad the judge can’t make these idiots stand in the middle of a square someplace, so people with common sense could laugh and point.

5 Jay Markowitz 01.26.11 at 6:16 pm

Quite ironic as the real ‘Che’ would’ve been quite dismayed to find that his image was being used to make money for capitalistic swine.

6 Bob Lipton 01.26.11 at 8:49 pm

You’re right, Mannie. Let’s change that from ‘people’ to ‘French people.’

Bob

7 Ron Coleman 01.27.11 at 3:11 pm

Bob’s right. Given the — how you say? — likelihood of confusion, this clearly is a case of trademark, not copyright, infringement.

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