Deadmau5 Takes Legal Action Against Deadmouse: The Musical
Yesterday, we reported a story about an upcoming Toronto musical based on the career of deadmau5. Upon hearing the news of the story himself, the big cheese wasted no time in getting in contact with his team of lawyers to order a cease and desist on the production.
Deadmau5 explained that he felt that the musical was creating confusion among fans that he endorsed its creation, and that he feared it would negatlively impact his brand.
Ultimately, the producer decided to no longer pursue any further legal action with Deadmouse: The Musical, as they had added a disclaimer to their website, stating the obvious that it was indeed a parody (Come on, Joel, how could you not appreciate the Avicheese jab?), which is protected under the fair use clause.