I still think such a move is contrary to part of what the KLF were all about.
Then again, maybe Baxter Orr's claim that Shepard Fairey has served him with a cease and desist order is a hoax Orr cooked up to garner publicity for his own work.
When will we no longer consider it "original" to express the "insight" that much of what we label "original" and thereby protect with copyright law is just the same old pap recycled by corporate giants, not art created by divinely inspired geniuses living among us? That idea may not itself be an original one, but it does not seem to have penetrated very much into the culture at large, much less copyright law, at least not when the most successful commercial "artists" are so plainly the synthetic creations of corporate giants:
"It's an amazing thing that we've reached a place in the entertainment industry where a 15-year-old Disney firecracker could outsell 'The Boss,' that the kid who plays Harry Potter could make more money in a year than Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock," said Lea Goldman, senior editor of Forbes. "Kids are where it's at today. Tweens wield mighty, mighty power in the marketplace."
Like many others in entertainment, [Miley] Cyrus is probably better known for her character's name, Hannah Montana, than her real name. However, the name "Hannah Montana" is owned by Disney, which controls all aspects of its use and pockets much of the earnings.
"Miley is unusual in that much of her earnings are under a Disney-owned brand, that of Hannah Montana," Goldman said. "This is a Disney property. That means Disney enjoys ownership of all the rights and royalties associated with the brand."
popular culture professor Robert Thompson agrees. Syracuse
"Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana is the huge phenomenon it is, not because she's a brilliant actor or an extraordinary singer," he said. "The reason it is a phenomenon is because of the incredible industrial complex that Disney has in control. The way the concert was promoted, the handling of Hannah Montana is a phenomenon created out of a brilliant set of marketing strategies."
That's why the teen star whose full name is Destiny Hope Cyrus - Miley is a nickname - is known more as Hannah Montana. On her second music recording, a two-disc follow-up to her Hannah Montana soundtrack, Cyrus uses her full name on the second disc. Beyond that, her official Web site (mileyworld.com) and her live television appearances as herself, Cyrus is Hannah Montana to the public.
Goldman said that Disney is well aware that Hannah Montana would not exist without Cyrus, "and she is well-compensated. But Miley wouldn't be Miley without Hannah."