Pipedream sued by Miley Cyrus?

Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I just came across this on PerezHilton (it's a guilty pleasure of mine) Miley Files Lawsuit Over Sex Doll

I've also just noticed that EF has just listed the doll as an item although it's not for sale yet Finally Miylie

I personally think that once you're famous you shouldn't be able to fight back on this stuff - it's a part of being a public figure, but that's just my opinion. What do you think?
03/29/2011
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Ansley Ansley
I think she absolutely has the right to sue Pipedream. It's her likeness. She's not a porn star (though she acts like one) and she should have explicit control over the products produced that affect her career.



You don't see them making Carrie Underwood dolls or Lady Gaga dolls...they're totally slamming on her character and I'd be just as pissed.



Does Pipedream have the right to make the product? Yes. Do they have the right to use her likeness without her consent? No. (It doesn't even look like her, the doll is waay prettier.)

I guarantee if you were famous and heading in a specific direction if a product was being produced and you weren't getting a cut, you'd be pissed too.
03/29/2011
Kindred Kindred
The irony is that by suing, she only draws more attention the the product.
03/29/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
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Originally posted by Ansley
I think she absolutely has the right to sue Pipedream. It's her likeness. She's not a porn star (though she acts like one) and she should have explicit control over the products produced that affect her ... More
They actually did/do make a Lady Gaga doll called Lady Gag Gag - I'm not sure if it's still in production though link
03/29/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Young, dumb, and old enough for cum??? I'm sad this is even on EF. If I were her, I'd fight it too. It's not her on the package, but it does not matter. Famous or not, she has a right to fight this.

But Kindred.... LMAO you are totally right!
03/29/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
I just came across this on PerezHilton (it's a guilty pleasure of mine) Miley Files Lawsuit Over Sex Doll



I've also just noticed that EF has just listed the doll as an item although it's not for sale yet Finally ... More
Who wrote the copy for this item? LOL! Sleazy.

I don't know much about this girl, so I can't comment on the suit. I think "you're a public figure so anyone can do any kind of parody of you they want" has it's limits.
03/29/2011
Illusional Illusional
I love Miley and I think she has a right to sue. However, I agree she'll just bring more attention to the product and probably won't win a case. There is a Lady Gaga doll, but no Selena Gomez or Taylor Swift, or anything of the like.
03/29/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
If she were a porn star, she'd have to get over it. But I think on this one, that she has every right to sue.

03/29/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
I just came across this on PerezHilton (it's a guilty pleasure of mine) Miley Files Lawsuit Over Sex Doll



I've also just noticed that EF has just listed the doll as an item although it's not for sale yet Finally ... More
Actually I think once you are famous and your likeness becomes a valuable "product" off which people can make money, you absolutely should be allowed to fight back.

People create an image which is valuable to them and can be attractive to certain companies who might want to pay to use that image. But that image can be damaged by having, say, a sex-doll come out with your name attached when you are a teen pop-star and therefore your "product" and ability to sell it is diminished and you are entitled to compensation for that, under the law.
03/29/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Gee, Disney sues ANYBODY's ass off if they use a likeness of ANY of their characters (I'm surprised the Yoo slipped under their radar).

I know BB King sues anybody who videos him without permission and a hefty bribe.

I think what it really comes down to as - does Miley have a copyright on her likeness? I know when I was at school, we had to sign a release form to allow our photos and any videos we're in to be used for publicity in the school district.

Sex&Lies, any commentary about copyright of appearance?
03/29/2011
BadassFatass BadassFatass
I think she has every right to sue and if I were here I'd sue them as well.
03/29/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Gee, Disney sues ANYBODY's ass off if they use a likeness of ANY of their characters (I'm surprised the Yoo slipped under their radar).



I know BB King sues anybody who videos him without permission and a hefty ... More
Um, she doesn't work for Disney any more.
03/29/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
They actually did/do make a Lady Gaga doll called Lady Gag Gag - I'm not sure if it's still in production though link
Oh geez. That's just gross.
03/29/2011
wetone123 wetone123
She has every right to sue. That is a really sleazy and low thing to do to someone.
03/29/2011
Crystal1 Crystal1
Weird- the front pic of the box says "Finally Miley", the back says "Finally Mylie".
03/29/2011
TacoODoom TacoODoom
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
They actually did/do make a Lady Gaga doll called Lady Gag Gag - I'm not sure if it's still in production though link
they got slapped with a cease and desist order lol
03/29/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by Ansley
Um, she doesn't work for Disney any more.
I was using it as an example on how serious infringed copyright is. I really have no idea who this little girl is.
03/29/2011
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
I was using it as an example on how serious infringed copyright is. I really have no idea who this little girl is.
She's Billy Ray Cyrus' daughter.
a.k.a. Hannah Montana
She's a major hit sensation with the tweens and teen scene.
She still has a contract with Disney, she just doesn't work under them anymore, but still profits.
03/29/2011
Illusional Illusional
link
03/29/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
Gee, Disney sues ANYBODY's ass off if they use a likeness of ANY of their characters (I'm surprised the Yoo slipped under their radar).



I know BB King sues anybody who videos him without permission and a hefty ... More
It's sad that she even NEEDS a copyright for that.
03/29/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by Illusional
She's Billy Ray Cyrus' daughter.

a.k.a. Hannah Montana

She's a major hit sensation with the tweens and teen scene.

She still has a contract with Disney, she just doesn't work under them anymore, but still profits.
Wow. That just makes the whole sex doll thing REALLY squiffy. Are they marketing this to pedophiles?
03/29/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Wow. That just makes the whole sex doll thing REALLY squiffy. Are they marketing this to pedophiles?
EXACTLY! (Though, really it's not pedophilia she's far past puberty. I prefer sexual predator.)



Sorry, I pretty much thought every person in the free world was aware that she was a Disney baby.
03/29/2011
bluekaren bluekaren
Haha! This is funny! High price for being famous, but she is drawing alot of attention to it by suing. What is really gonna save.....her good name? Just a matter of time before she turns into Lindsey Lohan.
03/29/2011
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by bluekaren
Haha! This is funny! High price for being famous, but she is drawing alot of attention to it by suing. What is really gonna save.....her good name? Just a matter of time before she turns into Lindsey Lohan.
She won't necessarily turn into Lindsay. Different people make different choices and jumping to conclusions isn't really fair.
03/29/2011
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Wow. That just makes the whole sex doll thing REALLY squiffy. Are they marketing this to pedophiles?
She just turned 18, so pretty much. LOL.
03/29/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Worst line on a box ever "Daddy’s little stoner is ready for you to bone her!”
03/29/2011
dv8 dv8
She should come out with an official sex doll.
03/29/2011
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by Jobthingy
Worst line on a box ever "Daddy’s little stoner is ready for you to bone her!”
LOL, I know right?
03/29/2011
Rose cupcake28 Rose cupcake28
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Originally posted by Kindred
The irony is that by suing, she only draws more attention the the product.
yes so ture. But all the company has to do is switch the name but keep the face.
03/29/2011
alliegator alliegator
Yes, I think she should sue. It would be like someone starting a fast food chain called MacDonalld's, that uses all the same colors and similar images one associates with McDonald's and puts "McDonalds" on the sign outside but the correct "MacDonalld's" on the cash register receipts. That would so not fly.
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