May 27, 2005 · Lessig
It’s just been announced that the South African Constitutional Court has decided in favor of Laugh It Off. Laugh It Off had produced a series of t-shirts which used trademarks to make critical points about the trademark owner. The most famous of these shirts was one that used a famous beer label “Black Label” and remixed it to a “Black Label, White Guilt” logo. The producers of the t-shirt were sued, and lost in three courts. The Constitutional Court has now apparently reversed the judgment. I’ve not seen the opinion yet, and will update when it is posted. Here’s an article with some background.
Update: Here’s the decision.