• Life-size gorilla sculpture dressed as Freddie Mercury removed from city centre display in bizarre copyright row with Aids charity

    by  • July 9, 2013 • Politics & Law • 1 Comment

    No Win Freddy MercuryA gorilla sculpture dressed in a famous Freddie Mercury costume has been removed from Norwich city centre after a charity claimed the animal’s suit breached copyright.

    The sculpture – dressed in the Queen frontman’s iconic yellow costume- was one of 53 differently designed apes which have taken up residence at sites across the city as part of the GoGoGorillas! Project to help raise vital funds for charity.

    But it was removed today after the Mercury Phoenix Trust, an Aids charity set up in memory of the singer who died in 1991, said it may take legal action.

    Read the full article and see photos of the gorilla in question @ DailyMail.co.uk.

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    Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s twelfth book, Google Search Secrets (w/ Christa Burns) was published October 2013 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.

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