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June 29, 2017 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Copyright laws are confusing until you try profiting from stealing iconic imagery

Kendall + Kylie trample copywrites
With all the money flowing through this family, shouldn't someone be smart enough to hire an attorney to keep things semi-legal?
Kendall + Kylie logo Celebrities seem to think their public image levitates them above all else... including laws. Kendall and Kylie Jenner released a line of "vintage" t-shirts consisting of their images layered over iconic rock 'n roll bands.

Kendall + Kylie: side-boob sells Kendall wearing a K+K shirt with a Kiss image and logo As one who likes to wear the familiar black t-shirts emblazoned with my favorite bands, I can't imagine desecrating a Pink Floyd, Doors, Kiss, or Metallica t-shirt with Kendall or Kylie's mug. The sisters claim to listen to these bands, but I find it hard to believe in light of thinking they were somehow above these iconic artists.

To make matter's worse, no one associated with this clothing line stopped to get permission to use the images. Can you imagine taking a Doors t-shirt, putting your name or face over it's image, and trying to make a profit? These shirts were selling for $125 before they pulled the line!

Sharon Osbourne said it best, "Girls, you haven't earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know... lip gloss."

while Atari is promising big things with the mysterious announcement of their Atari Box. maybe they could put out a few Kendall t-shirts of their own. Atari seems a tad befuddled regarding the expansion of their brand and I'm sure they could use a few of Kenny J's images... right? No prob.

If Atari stole some Jenner images I doubt the KUWTK clan would tollerate any corporate entity stealing their pics...
If Atari stole some Jenner images We think Atari would do well with these festive Kendall-Atari shirts. Maybe a $275 MSRP - yeah, that sounds about right.

I'm not sure how this fits into the retail equation, but anyone selling any t-shirt for $125 should be slapped!

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