Lessig: Ugh, Louis Vuitton Sues Artist
Yes, free culture extraordinaire Lawrence Lessig is a bit upset that Louis Vuitton has successfully obtained a court order forcing artist Nadia Plesner from exhibiting her painting or posting an image of her painting on her website (check out Lessig’s twitter post: “ugh”). The painting contains a designer bag similar to a Louis Vuitton. If she doesn’t oblige, Plesner faces minimum penalty fines of $7,000 (5,000 euros) per day.
You may remember Plessner from a while back. Louis Vuitton and Plesner were involved in another lawsuit, which eventually settled.
Media Report has an update: Nadia will start summary proceedings against Louis Vuitton to have the court order against her lifted. The court hearing will take place on March 30 at The Hague. Good luck!