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Fall Out Boy Sued Over Use of Puppets in Music Video – Music Mondays

Remember the giant stuffed animal llamas that Fall Out Boy used in their 2017 video for “Young And Menace”? The furry creatures have landed the band in hot water, as they’re now facing a lawsuit from the company who created the puppets.

In a 133-page complaint filed in a Manhattan court on March 15, Furry Puppet Studio Inc. claims that the company was hired by Rubrik House to create the puppets in 2017. Fall Out Boy was licensed to use the puppets in the “Young And Menace” music video, “but not beyond” that project.

The llamas have taken “a life of their own,” the complaint reads, as Fall Out Boy has since used the puppets as branding for merchandise, brought the puppets onstage at concerts and television appearances and used the puppets to promote their Llamania EP released last February. “None of this was within the scope of the original limited implied license, and none of it was foreseeable to Platintiff,” the complaint reads.

The company is suing the band for copyright infringement, breach of contract, unjust enrichment and other counts.

– Excerpt from an article written by Tatiana Cirisano and Marc Schneider for Billboard. Find the full article here


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