Justin Bieber warns makers of Joustin' Beaver app
Justin Bieber, or whoever looks after his carefully maintained image, has a beef with RC3, the maker of an app called Joustin' Beaver. According to TMZ, "his lawyers have fired off a cease and desist letter to RC3, demanding they cease production and sales, stat. Lawyers for Justin (the person) want the app removed from iTunes and they want an accounting of all revenues collected by RC3."
The 99-cent game is described thusly on Android.com: "Help Joustin’ Beaver sign Otter-graphs, and knock out Phot-Hogs. International SUPERSTAR Joustin’ Beaver needs your help! He’s floating down the river on a world tour to meet as many fans and sign as many “Otter-graphs” as he can. But the “Phot-Hogs” will stop at nothing to get a photo of JB when he least expects it. Help Joustin’ Beaver navigate the river, sign “Otter-graphs,” and knock “Phot-Hogs” into the river with his lance." Perhaps Justin should sue them under the seldom used Bad Pun Overload Horribleness clause.
According to Slapapp, RC3 has countered, “The Joustin’ Beaver 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. We were surprised to learn that in addition to being a talented musician, Mr. Bieber is also a fictional beaver.”