Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Awful Truth

The Arizona Daily Star newspaper has sued a local punk rock band for copyright infringement because it used a slain police officer's photo to illustrate its album.
More here.

Wow, things are getting weird on the fringes. I wonder how many family photos reporters from the Daily Star have swiped from mantelpieces while "death-knocking" relatives of the deceased, or if they've ever raided a MySpace site for a picture to illustrate a news story? It beats going through the rubbish bin for a living.

This band, The Awful Truth, put out an album called "Kill A Cop For God." Everyone knows there's never a cop around when you need one so that makes as much sense as fucking for Jesus or strapping on a bomb for Allah. I'd be more inclined to sue the band for naming themselves after a Michael Moore mockumentary (sorry Moore fans but I can't bring myself to use the term "movie" in connection with his name.)

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