Andy Baio recounts his legal trouble (and defends himself in the court of public opinion) over the cover art for Kind of Bloop (an excellent chiptune interpretation of the jazz classic, for those who don’t know). It’s an interesting, unfortunate story and a sad reminder that just because something likely falls under “fair use” (however poorly defined that term is) doesn’t mean you can afford to defend yourself.

Sad story, but a great commentary on current trademark law shenanigans. Also worth noting, the photographer that sued him owns a 72-room mansion in Manhattan.






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