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3 days after artists death a pharmacy uses his quotes on facebook - Swedes terribly upset.

Journalist and musician Kristian Gidlund 'I'm just a guy who got cancer, nothing else', whom you may know from the band Sugarplum Fairy and their song "She", lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday this week, only four days short of his 30th birthday.

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Model sues after her likeness is in ad with headline: "I am HIV positive"

A Brooklyn resident has filed suit against the giant stock-photo company after she found that she had become the poster child of HIV, quite literally.

Avril Nolan, 25, has filed a $450,000 lawsuit against Getty Images in Manhattan Supreme Court, the suit alleges that Getty are improperly allowing her image to be used in these advertisements.

The ads sender is the state Division of Human Rights, who bought the image from Getty.

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Jeremy Scott settles lawsuit with NHS, Inc.

Poor Jeremy Scott. Back in June of 2012 the fashion designer's "shackle shoes," were accused by many of being racist. Adidas pulled the shoes and Jeremy Scott insisted he was merely paying a tribute to My Pet Monster.

At the time I wrote about it, I ended the article thusly:

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H&M nicks photographers image for T-shirts: Is sued by Estevan Oriol

Estevan Oriol famed for making Rock Bands, LA and in particular Mexican-Americans in LA look glamourous and badass since 1991 has just sued Swedish retailer H&M and fashion house Brandy Melville for ripping off his image known as "L.A. Fingers".

"If you put my photograph side-by-side with their re-creation of my image, anyone would tell you they are one in the same. They clearly copied my image" ~ Estevan Oriol

The suit has been filed by Bradley and Daniel Yourist of the Yourist Law Corporation, they hope this case will "serve as a wakeup call to other retailers that routinely infringe upon, profit from, and trample on artists' protected intellectual property." and to that I say, don't hold your breath. Remember when designer Tori LaConsay was ripped off, and Urban Outfitters have sortof made it a habit.

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Buzzfeed's publishes anti-Planned parenthood posts - proves paid-for posts won't work?

On Buzzfeed.com PersonhoodUSA has posted stuff like 8 Outrageous Things Planned Parenthood Was Caught Doing, 5 Bizarre “Persons” Protected By Law and 10 Celebrities Who Came Out As Pro-Life, all very clickbaity and listicles, just the way Buzzfeed

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Liseberg ads cleared from 'insulting Greece', still in trouble for stealing Jill Greenberg's style

We reported earlier that the Liseberg amusement park campaign "Offends Greece"... And I'm not sure if the country with the fledging economy was hoping for a handout, but they took their case to the Reklamombusdman in Sweden. The RO has found the Liseberg campaign 'not guilty' .

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Mic Mac Mall in trouble for bimbo-back to school ads showing girls only care about fashion

Trouble is brewing for the Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia as their cheeky facebook background, a.k.a back to school campaign insinuates that school-aged girls only ever think about fashion, and never grades. Or you know, they're making a media-venue-appropriate ad-joke while touting fall fashions to students. Take your pick.

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Yogo truck driver pulls knife on Mister Softee driver in ice-ream turf war

Oh my! The brand turf-wars are heating up, the New York Daily News reports Yogo truck driver pulls knife on Mister Softee rival in midtown ice cream turf war. Yes, really!

The Mister Softee truck was parked at 50th St. and Sixth Ave when a Yogo truck parked behind him. The Softee driver got out and ripped the Yogo truck drivers permit off his window, the fight escalated, and soon Yogo driver pulled a knife. It could have all ended with blood-red ice-cream had the cops not arrived in time to escort both drivers to nice cold holding cell for the evening.

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Redwell threatened by Red Bull for their name? Red Bull says no.

Meet Redwell Breweries, a very small new brewery that only employs eight people, yet still manages to produce five different tasty beers. These people are crafty, and not just beer crafty, as they have bootstrapped their way into a very sleek looking brand already by asking the talented students at Norwhich University of Arts to design their look. The result is a modern design with a brand mark featuring an hourglass to represent the the importance of the longer brewing time.

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Marmite RSCPA/Child protective services ad leaves bad taste - 250 complaints to ASA

Rather expected, 250 viewers complained in the first day of the Marmites ads run. I told you that people would either love it or hate it, didn't I?

The complains say that the campaign trivializes work of animal charities and child protection agencies. The ad, below, which plays out the scenarios straight faced and with no hint of it being fake until one sees the marmite jars, can just like Marmite leave a bad taste for those who don't like it.

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