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Copyright and Birthday Cakes

Tags Monopoly and Competition

Dues to threats of copyright infringement lawsuits, this bakery now refuses to customize birthday cakes with the kids' beloved images, e.g. if a kid wants a Nemo cake, too bad. After all, how dare that little hooligan punk kid want to "steal" the "property" of Disney et al.? What right does he have to have an orange fish on his cake? The Bill of Rights does not say anything at all about a right-to-put-an-orange-Nemo-resembling-fish-on-a-birthday-cake. Does it? No, I didn't think so!

(Thanks to Vince Dalessio)


Stephan Kinsella

Stephan Kinsella is an attorney in Houston, director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom, and editor of Libertarian Papers.

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