MI2N
Music Industry News Network
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Business News (more headlines) 05-19-2004

Tshirthell.com Settles 15 Million Dollar Lawsuit With The Osbournes

Bookmark and Share

MusicDish Network Sponsor
Tshirthell.com reached an out of court settlement with Ozzy Osbourne and family. The copyright infringement suit concerned a t-shirt with the phrase, "F--- my family, I'm moving in with the Osbournes". Tshirthell.com had initially sought 15 million dollars in damages.

Tshirthell.com began selling the shirt in March of 2002. They claim that shortly thereafter, $500 worth of the shirts were purchased by Osbourne's record label. Soon after, Osbourne and his wife decided to manufacturer t-shirts which were virtually identical to tshirthell.com's original shirt with the similar phrase, "&@# my family! I'm moving in with...The Osbourne Family", as well as an uncensored version. The suit alleged that the defendants, by manufacturing, distributing, and merchandising the shirts were "engaging in unfair competition and creating a likeness confusion," and causing "irreparable damages" to Tshirthell.com.

Tshirthell.com is best known for topical humor t-shirts that display their distinct brand of extreme social satire, including shirts such as, "I Only Support Gay Marriage If Both Chicks Are Hot" and one depicting a smirking George W. Bush that reads "I Bet you'll Vote This Time, Hippy".

Aaron Schwarz, owner and president of Tshirthell.com said, "I'm very pleased with the outcome. I hope it will serve as a reminder that T-Shirt Hell will vigorously and aggressively protect our intellectual property. I hope this will discourage future pirates." Schwarz was quick to add, "When I say future pirates, I mean other t-shirt manufacturers who would attempt to use our slogans and designs without permission. I am not referring to men with wooden legs and eye patches, I have no problem with them." Under the terms of the agreement, details of the settlement could not be disclosed.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

All-star Ensemble FLOW Debuts Genre-Defying New Music At Carnegie Hall On Friday October 6, 2017

Wreckshop Nation Releases Big Moe 4 Ever, A Tribute Documentary To A Legendary Southern Hip Hop Artist

Roger D'Arcy Releases New Album 'House Of Heads'

Hybrid Studios Announces Online Mastering Services

Music Entrepreneur Mia A. Irizarry Launches TrendCulprit's "Music As A Business Telesummit" Featuring Renowned Industry Specialists

Iggy Azalea, The Kills, TV On The Radio & The Legendary Wu Tang Clan Confirmed For 1St Off Weekend Festival

Strange Loops Releases Debut EP, New Era



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» AudienceNet/LOOP Study: Competing Platforms And Services Jockeying To Command Music Consumption
» Zoom Announces New Partnership With Sennheiser
» Eclipse Records Signs Genus Ordinis Dei
» Metal Band, Signal 99, Releases "American Monster" Music Video
» Merrell Fankhauser's "Surf's Up" Radio Show Debuts To Big Numbers
» William Rowe Joins Prism Soundís Sales Team
» Hybrid Studios Announces Online Mastering Services
» Hybrid Studios Announces Online Mastering Services
» Hybrid Studios Announces Online Mastering Services
» Hybrid Studios Announces Online Mastering Services


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Deezer Joins With Esports Team FNATIC For First-Ever Music Partnership
» Most Girls Smell Good Music Promotion Masterclass And Launch Party
» Canadian Singer/Songwriter & Pianist Michael Kaeshammer To Tour China
» SOCAN And Muzooka To Streamline Live Show Reporting For Artists
» Submit Proper Signs Up SRD For Fulfilment
» Harmonica Extraordinaire Sugar Blue Performs In Beijing
» Will One Genre Rule Them All? China's Love Affair With EDM
» China-Based Experimental Rock Soloist HUMANS ETCETERA To Dispatch Intelligent Skeleton
» Career Moves: Live Nation, Warner Music, Capitol Music, Atlantic Records & Allihoopa
» SoundCloud Unveils New Playlist Stat
» Lithuanian Experimental Jazz Comes To China
» Audials Music Zoom Visualizes All The Music In The World

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2017 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.