21 Perfectly Legal Dick Moves, Thanks To Copyright Laws

If you ever want to realize just how much pettiness pollutes mankind, all you have to do is take a look at our legal system. Specifically, the area surrounding copyright law -- which is apparently a black hole that sucks in spite and rejects everything good about humanity.

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CRACKEDCON In 2011, Apple Inc. tried to block the small German cafe Apfelkind from trademarking a logo just because it depicted an apple. apfelkind Ap

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MARVEL AND DC COMICS ARE TRYING TO TRADEMARK THE WORD SUPERHERO. The comic book giants sued Graham Jules, a British entrepreneur, because the title

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CRACKEDco The Fine Bros, known for their reaction videos on YouTube, attempted to trade- mark the word 'REACT' and reaction videos. They offered conte

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DOMONSTER Monster, an audio equipment company, has sued multiple companies (despite being completely unrelated to their business) for their use of the

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SPANISH HAIRDRESSERS ARE TAXED FOR PLAYING THE RADIO la porto SOC viaiis p fachion!!! mes The SGAE (Sociedad General de Autores y Editores) levies a t

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Apparently T.-Mobile owns the color magenta. F -Mobile- I I After being sued by T-Mobile in 2013, Aio Wireless, an AT&T subsidiary, was forbidden from

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BREATHE ICANT During the controversy surrounding Eric Garner's death due to excessive police force, a woman attempted to trademark his last words, I

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Gerber, a giant company specializing in baby products, has been going after small Etsy or eBay shops which sell home-made onesies. Why? Apparently One

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FOX NEWS sued comedian Al Franken for using the phrase Fair and Balanced, their catchphrase, in the title of his book, because it might confuse peop

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SONY BOUGHT A LICENSE TO STOCK FOOTAGE... THEN THEY DENIED THE CRAGN SELLER'S COPYRIGHT. Two months after licensing stock footage from photographer Mi

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CRACKEDCON In December 1997, Starbucks warned other coffee companies that calling their holiday coffee Christmas Blend was a violation of Starbucks'

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21 Perfectly Legal Dick Moves, Thanks To Copyright Laws

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DISNEY GRACKED tried to trademark SEAL TEAM SIX. Only 2 days after SEAL Team Six famously killed Osama bin Laden, Disney filed a trademark applicati

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AFTER OVER A HUNDRED YEARS OF USING AN OVERLAPPING TRADEMARK, JOHNSON & JOHNSON SUED AMERICAN RED CROSS OVER THEIR USE OF THE RED CROSS SYMBOL. Jolnso

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Meet Tim Langdell. He founded the software company Edge Games in 1990 and trademarked the word, Edge. Despite not having made any games for years, L

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Author Isabella Tanibumi attempted to sue Disney for ripping off her life story in the 2013 hit film 'Frozen'. She claimed that the film is similar to

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Former South Dakota lawmaker TED KLAUDT convicted of raping two foster daughters, tried to stop news outlets from reporting on his crimes by copyright

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When King Digital Cand Entertainment published Candy Crush Saga in 2012, the independent developer behind the 2010 game CandySwipe believed King rippe

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Back in the heyday THE of the show, APPRENTICE Donald Trump attempted to gain exclusive rights to the phrase: You're fired! This is so the rights to

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Universal Studios sued Nintendo when they released Donkey Kong, stating his resemblance to King Kong infringed on their copyright. crAh Universal igno

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PETA sued photographer David J. Slater for publishing this photo. Naruto, the now famous monkey, had picked up the camera from where the photographer

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