Counterfeiters counterfeit anti-counterfeiting notice

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16 Responses to “Counterfeiters counterfeit anti-counterfeiting notice”

  1. chellberty says:

    As we all know that mouse should have been in the public domain a Lonnnnnnnng cat time ago.

  2. Jake0748 says:

    I like how Mick is pointing out the distant UFO over his left shoulder.

  3. nachoproblem says:

    “Who counterfeits the counterfeiters?”

  4. Boundegar says:

    The surprising part is, kids today have no idea who Mickey is.  If you’re going to counterfeit, at least pick something relevant. Like Barbie.

  5. niktemadur says:

    Well yeah, totalitarian © abuse (extension of the Sonny Bono laws, for example) is part of the Disney magic, isn’t it?
    Then again, it looks like a case of hardcore Engrish, à la “Translate Server Error”.
    http://www.seriouseats.com/images/20080717-servererror.jpg

  6. Ping Kee says:

    Haha. Cool picture. This kind of thing is common. In fact, I’m looking at my bag right now, which states in big letters on the side, “An original A.R. product designed in Tokyo, Japan those bags not bearing this mark is not genuine”. 

    Disney went high-tech several years ago and introduced a hologram sticker on packaging to distinguish fakes from the real thing. Within months, the holograms stickers themselves were being faked.

  7. i would actually pay clean non ironic money for this hat. I would be king of the meta-hipsters. 

  8. JPhilipp says:

    What’s that on the hat? Looks like a ripoff of Felix the Cat (1923).

  9. cellocgw says:

    Just thinking that the text is factually accurate — there probably aren’t any applicable laws, so there ya go.

  10. Jonathan Roberts says:

    I like the ones that have longer pieces of text undermining the basic message of the product, like the DVD I saw whose reverse side was a scathing review of the same movie, or the the t-shirt with a picture of a fedora and the title “Fedora style”. Behind the main text is part of an article by Ask Men http://uk.askmen.com/fashion/fashiontip_200/218_fashion_advice.html talking about men “having their style dictated to them by their mothers, then by their girlfriends, and then by their wives. There are also those men who escaped the trap of wearing someone else’s style only to find themselves with no style whatsoever.”

  11. Kaleberg says:

    Surely there are franchisable characters here: the glamour boy rock star with the copyrighted face, the bored, cynical babe with her royalty collecting pet vampire bat and the ant-pirate hacker, gender uncertain, who can delete piratebay.com from a DNS with a cold glare. They get into their club house by kicking or slashing through an FBI warning sign. If nothing else, the constant use of anti-piracy stigmata as part of the character identification would debase the copyright police even further.

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