Travis of Heavy Ink says: "Thought you might be interested to hear that lawyers are threatening HeavyInk to remove a parody comic about Olivia Munn. We're fighting back."
Click the image on the right to see the law firm's letter.
UPDATE: Geoff Gerber, an IP lawyer has an interesting blog post about this. He writes, "There is no absolute defense to a right of publicity claim based upon parody," and "It should also be noted that it is not clear that Celebrity Showdown would be considered a parody." This is getting interesting. I've reached out to Antarctic Comics, the artist Brian Denham, and Olivia Munn for comments about this story, but have so far not gotten a reply from any of them.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.
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