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Well hello there. This shirt caused some serious controversy. Most notably, I received a notice from Iggy Pop's lawyer, demanding that the item be removed. Not sure why Iggy Pop's lawyer was emailing me about a shirt that has to do with Lou Reed, maybe someone should get her some glasses. HEY LADY: THIS SHIRT IS ABOUT LOU REED STOP TRYING TO STEAL HIS SPOTLIGHT AND MAKE IT ABOUT YOUR CLIENT IGGY POP THIS IS NOT AN IGGY POP SHIRT THERE ARE PLENTY OF SHITTY BOOTLEG IGGY POP SHIRTS ALL OVER ETSY BEING MADE IN THAILAND FEEL FREE TO GO HARASS THEM.

Instead of take the high road and just move on with my life, I decided to call up a lawyer (Jannette Legal Services) and take the legal road and follow all proper protocol to responding to her demand that the item be removed per the DMCA by filing an official (notarized and all that shit) counter-notice to her claim, explaining to her basically that she could go suck a lemon.

Our response was received and signed for, and the window for a response has passed, so basically I'm just going to go out on a limb here and say that she decided I'm way cooler than she is and that she doesn't want to throw on the gloves and duke it out, fair enough, it's ok to admit defeat sometimes.

So here's this damn shirt, now you should buy the ever living shit out of it because my lawyer and I have spent the last month and a half sitting around cooking up ideas on how to get this taken care of because we're sick of the big corporations and massive record labels with nothing better to do going around and pushing around the little guys like myself just because they know they can. We're not getting rich, we're trying to have some fun, stop being a stupid annoying piece of shit and go after someone who is actually ripping off your client. Again, this shirt is a memorial to Lou Reed, stop trying to steal his spotlight, selfish a-hole.

And with that, I leave you with this awesome quote from the man himself, IGGY POP:

"IGGY POP: The record company is going to hate me for this, but as an artist, when people do things that are inspired by me or my work, I’m happy when I get paid and I’m just as happy when I don’t. In the end, I think it’s the communication of the ideas that really matters." (full interview: http://www.interviewmagazine.com/art/shepard-fairey#page2)

RIP Lou Reed Shirt // silver shirt

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