Posted by marc February 29, 2016
Clutter Magazine Editorial

One of our biggest posts of last week was Subversion, Copyright Law, & Douchebags: A Clutter Magazine Editorial, in which we shared our drama with an artist (or at least his lawyer) who tried to take down our post featuring an artist who had created similar paintings. While the former's lawyer hasn't spoken to us since the publishing of that article, the latter of the two artists has contacted us and apologized, despite the fact that he's done nothing wrong. Nicolas Amiard, whose work we featured here, also notified us that Koya Abe's lawyer will be receiving a polite reminder of the law and her rights - or lack thereof - regarding what content she can request be redacted. We'd like to thank Amiard for keeping things professional and we hope to feature more of his work in the future.

While we're at it, the Clutter team came across a lawsuit between the organizers of the San Diego Comic-Con and those of the Salt Lake Comic Con. SDCC is hassling SLCC because of their use of the term "Comic Con" in their name, claiming SDCC's trademarked name prohibits anyone else from using the phrase. This is equally ridiculous as our issues with Koya Abe. It's painfully obvious that "Comic Con" is short for "Comic Convention", which doesn't even deviate from the denotative meaning of the phrase: The event is literally a comic convention. That's like Bob's Grocery Store trying to sue Maurice's Grocery Store for using the term "Grocery Store" in its name. As a commenter in our editorial puts it, "Fuckin' humans, man..." Now we're just wondering if NEC and Hudson Soft will be suing Kanye for naming his new album Turbografx-16. Of course, if Kanye knew anything about anything, he would have named it PC-Engine, as David Horvath has suggested over the weekend.

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