fw bob | 12.07.2010 21:22
If you go to this website (Metr0 - zero at the end)
You can see the spoof version of Metro. Bit of fun and making a few points about politics. Metro have gone all legal and are trying to use the law to shut the parody down:
The Metro has obtained a High Court injunction against “all persons responsible for the publication and/or distribution” of a Metro spoof paper that was distributed by campaigners at London tube stations on Friday morning. But since the spoof was produced and distributed anonymously, the injunction seems to have been served upon the wrong people, in what appears to be a guilty-by-association verdict.
The spoof paper, which has also been circulated on the web, has a similar masthead and layout to the free daily, with a zero instead of the O. The owners of Metro, Associated Newspapers Limited, claim this is an infringement of the company’s trademark copyrights, while campaigners argue the company directors “do not have a sense of humour” and have “gone too far in suppressing free speech to protect their commercial interests.”
What you can do to help - spread the story far and wide! Show the corporate bully boys of Metro that they should grow a sense of humor and take it on the chin!
Tweet it! Facebook it! Email it! Re-post it! Defend the right to take the piss!!!!
Original article on IMC Bristol: http://bristol.indymedia.org/article/692720