Baby baby baby no: Joustin’ Beaver app gets a cease and desist from Justin Bieber
It might not have been just the name that got the video game app known as Joustin’ Beaver in trouble. It might be the fact that the titular character, the beaver in question, bears an uncanny resemblance to Canadian pop star Justin Bieber. The fact that Biebs rarely jousts and is not a beaver was not enough to prevent his management from sending A STRONGLY WORDED LETTER to the app developers telling them to take it down. The developer is holding its ground though.
RC3 has responded: “The game is a parody and is protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution. Nowhere in the game is Justin Bieber’s name, photo, image, or life story mentioned.”
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