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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

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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 & very tasty beers.

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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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Data Cars taxi in trouble for "rape imagery" on ads

Data Cars London, a taxi service, are in a bit of trouble for their postcard ads. The image on it depicts a woman drenched through and with makeup running down her cheeks, clearly dressed for a party in a strapless gown and with a chiffon scarfs or similar wrapped around her arm, shivering in the rain.

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Big brands are buying fraud ad inventory on youtube

Forbes has found an interesting glith in the matrix internet: Top brands are buying youtube ads that shouldn't exist. Spider.io watched traffic and found that certain plugins are sneakily placing ads into premium pages such as youtube, where the ads should not be....

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LG promo event with BB guns and knives injures 20 people

Not sure who dreamt this one up, but certain s/he's fired. Twenty people were injured on Friday when they attended an event promoting a LG phone. With BB guns and knives taped to sticks, people raced to grab vouchers hanging from helium filled balloons.

Yes. Knives on sticks.

Thrown at helium filled balloons.

Nope, no way that could go wrong.

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