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By - November 17, 2004

2364- PEWTER WEIGHT - MICKEY MOUSE BRONZE FIGURINEGood God, how much tin does it take to fill Mickey’s ears? Recall how worked up I got over the Kleptones mashup of Queen’s A Night at the Opera? Well, many others did too, including Waxy, which linked to various mirrors of it, as did I. In any case, Disney, which owns the rights to the original Queen recording, has now threatened to sue Waxy over the links. I know of one other organization that regularly threatens to sue when someone links to what they consider private intellectual property. They threatened me at Wired in the mid 1990s. Who were they? The Church of Scientology. Great company you keep, Mickey f*cking Mouse.

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  • F**king A

    John, I noticed the post maligning you for explicitives – looks like it was in the wrong post box. Anyway, I couldn’t help but reply.

    Personally, I’d like to see * more * explicitives; it’s high time people got a little more righteous indignation in this business. It’s just too dang polite ’round here.

    let’s ban censorship ;)

  • http://www.stapleton-gray.com Ross@stapleton-gray.com

    F*ck that sh*t, let’s have more civility!

  • http://www.redmonk.com/jgovernor James Governor

    i would take Disney more seriously if it didn’t apparently play fast and loose with other people’s intellectual property. ah lawyers-you got to love em.

    White lions? frame for frame:

    http://www.kimbawlion.com/rant2.htm

    Slap him he’s french?:

    http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/1048904/posts

    can you imagine the fuss if a French company ripped off an American character and made a blockbuster movie out of it?

    Disney is really “taking the micky”
    http://www.businessballs.com/cockney.htm

  • http://www.heetergleeter.com Jack

    I wonder what Brian May would say about this? To me, it is really up to him if any Queen music should be sampled (since Freddie is gone). IMO, whether or not the music with the sampling is free doesn’t matter to me. If Queen, who wrote the music, doesn’t want it to be used, don’t use it. If they don’t care, go for it.

    By the way, if you have not heard it, buy Queen II, it is a great album.

  • http://blogamania.blogspot.com mcfox

    Yeah, Mickey f****** Moose has joined the Do Not Link to Us brigade.

    It really p***** me off when I found other sites which try to stop linking:

    Linking Not Permitted

  • ferhat12

    thamnks

  • sohbet

    By the way, if you have not heard it, buy Queen II, it is a great album.

  • sohbet

    thanks