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jul 9th
Free Art Walk Freddie Mercury Gorilla Statue in Legal Trouble
This gorilla statue of Freddie Mercury just came out on the losing end of a lawsuit.



The pop art statue of the late Queen frontman is part of a project called "GoGoGorillas" in Norwich England and was created as fan art by Mik Richardson. The Mercury Phoenix Trust disagreed on the fan art arguement as the AIDS charity, founded in 1991 in memory of Mercury, claimed that the gorilla’s getup was still close enough to the original suit to infringe the copyright on it, which they hold.

Looking to avoid a public arguement with an AIDS charity the project managers took the statue down, but are hoping to replace it with something that would infringe on copyright laws in 10 days.