Copyright Troll Lawsuit Over Duct Taped Banana Picture

Found on Techdirt on Thursday, 13 February 2020
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Back in December, it's likely you heard the wacky story about the "art installation" at the Art Basel gallery in Florida of a banana duct taped to the wall, which sold for $120,000. You may have also heard about how someone stepped in and ate the banana, but the original purchasers were still happy, despite the recognized absurdity of the whole thing.

A copyright lawsuit has been filed against the owners of the website ClickOrlando, claiming that they used a photograph of the duct taped banana taken by John Taggart without licensing it in its article about the artwork.

This entire absurdity ist just mind-blowing stupid. "Modern art" and "art installations" are only a way to launder money.