Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Spears dashed off

In one of the more surprising lawsuits of a legally-obsessed age, Louis Vuitton have won a French legal battle against Sony BMG and MTV over the Britney Spears Do Something video.

The over-priced suitcase firm had taken umbrage at a car dashboard decorated to look like it had been made by them; the French courts decided that, yes, this was indeed counterfeiting. Even although nobody was actually selling fake Louis Vuitton dashboards.

Of course, the idea that one of the RIAA members should be found guilty of pushing pirate products is wonderfully toothsome, and a poetic spot of justice in a world they've helped bring about, but that doesn't make the judgement any fairer in a direct sense.

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