by Mike Masnick
Wed, Aug 18th 2010 10:40am
Reader ScaredOfTheMan points us to the news that a chair designer is suing Disney for allegedly using one of "his" chairs in the movie Alice in Wonderland. He's demanding a $50,000 "decoration fee." We've pointed out the ridiculous lengths filmmakers must go to these days -- with lawyers scouring every part of a film to make sure no intellectual property is used without a license, but at some point you have to just ask what these people are thinking. Imagine if every chair in every movie required a "decoration fee." And if we're doing chairs, then tables must be included as well. And couches. And doors. Don't forget the windows. Wall paper on the walls? Did you pay the designer? Welcome to the logical conclusion of permission culture run amok.
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