Adventures in Copyright: Turning Tables

In the most ironic news of the day: Forever 21 is suing rock band Forever the Sickest Kids for, here's the kicker, copyright infringement. Apparently
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In the most ironic news of the day: Forever 21 is suing rock band Forever the Sickest Kids for, here's the kicker, copyright infringement. Apparently
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In the most ironic news of the day: Forever 21 is suing rock band Forever the Sickest Kids for, here's the kicker, copyright infringement. Apparently the use of 'Forever' in the band's moniker is just too similar to the clothing company's name - which is funny because we weren't aware you could own a word, especially one as pervasive as 'forever' (now, a Chloe shoe design, that's another thing...). We would be more shook up if we felt their claim had more merit to it, but, really? Does this mean MANGO can now sue fruit sellers all across the world? Or that London's famous "mind the gap" could be hastily changed to "mind the narrow space between"? Of course, we sincerely hope not. And we can't imagine a judge who would disagree. This may just go to show how ridiculously sue-happy the world has become, but we like to think of it as a great case of what goes around comes around. We can't wait for the verdict. --HAYLEY PHELAN