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And Dischord Records isn't happy about it. via pitchforkUPDATE: Nike's skateboarding division issued this apology.
Posted by Station Manager Ken on June 24, 2005 at 06:00 PM in Copyleft, Music | Permalink
yeah, totally lame lame lame.
Kevin Gilmartin |
June 26, 2005 at 02:03 PM
Nike is so "Out of Step" on this one.
June 27, 2005 at 05:46 PM
There's an apology up on
I think that's quite nice of them.
June 28, 2005 at 03:02 AM
Nice of them to apologize?! Gimme a break. F U Nike.
June 28, 2005 at 03:55 PM
In my eyes just cashing in with a sob story.
Guilty of being Nike.
Ome Ko |
June 28, 2005 at 05:29 PM
"tell your mama and your papa, sometimes good guys dont wear nike"
June 28, 2005 at 08:03 PM
Nice one, chris! I agree
June 28, 2005 at 10:53 PM
yeah, totally $, $, $
June 30, 2005 at 03:19 AM
I have no love for Nike or corporate soullessness but how is this any different than say, the gajillion corporate logo spoof t-shirts or any other symbol appropriation? If Dischord released an album cover which was a spoof of say, the Exxon logo on it would that be OK? If this had been a spoof of say a Celine Dion album would you care at all? If not, why not?
I'll grant you that it's a cynical and shameless move on Nike's part but it's not like we all do not do similar things in our own lives.
I don't think Nike is evil for this, just pathetic.
June 30, 2005 at 05:57 PM
The difference is something called "fair use." When an individual makes a comment about a copyright holder, constituting criticism or spoof or the like, they are permitted to replicate the copyrighted material. A corporation has no right to fair use. When they use copyrighted material, its understood that their aims are solely commercial.
July 01, 2005 at 10:51 AM
Nike comments in their apology that their designers were 'inspired by minor threat', obviously not enough to take a stand against a corporation which uses sweat shop labour.
They didn't know the historical/political reasons why dischord records exists and why Minor Threat didn't simply sign to EMI??
July 01, 2005 at 12:14 PM
This has nothing to do with "Fair Use." Fraud, maybe, but that would be hard to prove since Minor Threat doesn't make skateboards and Nike is not a record label...yet.
Minor Threat should lighten up. It's not the same picture. A bald guy on some stairs. Not exactly Ansel Adams or Diane Arbus.
July 01, 2005 at 02:06 PM
"Minor Threat should lighten up"
ha ha ha!
if you don't know why that's funny go check out the minor threat discography.
July 03, 2005 at 11:52 AM
read the apology. translation: please please don't sue us. please.
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Guo Xin |
July 15, 2005 at 03:21 PM
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