July 21, 2008

Girl Talk Threatens YouTubers with Legal Action

Yesterday Girl Talk's Greg Gillis told us about his action plan for bringing some cold, hard, legal justice to the punks posting unauthorized Girl Talk mashup videos on YouTube and other sites. He's understandably concerned that this "illegal art" is a blatant violation of his copyrighted work and has a well-shaven legal team ready to go Lars on their asses.

Well played, Greg. We fully support you on this one and believe the case should help define copyright laws, fair use and creative commons in the online era.

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Brett said...


Anonymous said...

greg's gotten a lot more alt since I last saw him

Anonymous said...

Sar"casm\, n. [F. sarcasme, L. sarcasmus, Gr. sarkasmo`s]
A keen, reproachful expression; a satirical remark uttered with some degree of scorn or contempt; a taunt; a gibe; a cutting jest.

Julien Polillo said...

k swift r.i.p.

Anonymous said...

sorry, but you look like a fool. he's obviously being sarcastic.

guttersnipe said...

welp you forgot of montreal in your big list of all encompassing degeneracy even though it was the best in the whole song you illegally posted duushbeg your a duushbeg i lika you

Anonymous said...

HAhaha! I am doing with Girl Talk what he has done with all the music artists he used to make his music. I have made a whole series of Girl Talk tshirts. Gillis has one tshirt out (I AM NOT A DJ tshirt) but its out of stock. Tons of fans and no tshirts!! Major gap! Anyways check my designs out at the Noosic Store:


Noosic is a blog I run.

Anonymous said...

damnnn... this must be embarrassing for you. are you really stupid enough to not see that this is a joke. common now