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Knockoff News 70

A weekly (or thereabouts) collection of news about counterfeits, fakes, knockoffs, replicas, imitations, and the culture of copying in general around the globe:

And finally, what's the story with caveman chic?  First there was the ad campaign for Geico (below inset), which became an ABC sitcom.  Are the characters now moonlighting as sportswear models, or is the Weatherproof ad below a licensed use?  And who owns the characters' images anyway -- the ad agency?  the insurance company who originally paid for the ads?  the TV network?  the actors?  Of course, the basic concept of a modern-day caveman isn't new, but must they all share the same stylist?  More here and here

    Authorized copy or not, someone should club this trend over the head before it spreads any further.