Welcome to the Newschoolers forums! You may read the forums as a guest, however you must be a registered member to post. Register to become a member today!
this is such a bullshit issue. pervert dov is such a fucktard.
woody allen has historically declined to let his image, and images from his movies (WHICH HE OWNS THE RIGHTS TO) be used for commercial interests.
pervert dov knew this, and used an exact image from annie hall anyway.
of course allen will sue. he has every right to, and anyone in his position should sue to protect the image they worked so hard to create.
pervert dov just knew that instead of trying and failing to get the rights to use the image, he could use it anyway and just pay the penalties after they settle.
it probably would have cost about the same to use the images if allen had allowed it in the first place, and pervert dov's company got all this free press while looking edgy and thumbing their nose at existing laws governing this sort of thing.
even though allen's movies are not my favorites, he is in the right on this. you have to think of it as an image associated with a brand, like mickey mouse.
if someone wanted to use an image of mickey in a parody form, they could modify it in an illustration for a political cartoon/poster/daily show graphic. if they used an exact picture of mickey to sell shitty gold sparkle tights, they would be violating rights that disney has regarding use of the image in a commerical venue.