Welcome to another edition of Nerdy Tunes Thursday! Lets switch gears for a bit and focus on Joel Zimmerman for a bit! (also known as Deadmau5 — pronounced “Dead Mouse” not dead mau five… sorry. I had to) Deadmau5 is known to be a nerd of his own, trolling people on his own minecraft server “mau5ville” before it was taken down about 6 months ago. So why would we focus on Deadmau5 today? It seemed fitting now that the musician is under the spotlight after openly saying, “Lawyer up Mickey.” This in reference to his latest legal bout with none other than Disney, over the famed mau5head.
Disney tried taking legal action against Zimmerman after he attempted to trademark the Mouse Head logo in the US, with the allegation that the mouse ears were “nearly identical in appearance” and that the mau5head was likely to cause confusion or deceive.
Deadmau5 responded in a tweet,
Disney thinks you might confuse an established electronic musician / performer with a cartoon mouse. That’s how stupid they think you are.
— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) September 3, 2014
The timing of this seems a bit off given that the artist has been using his logo for over ten years, and owns the trademark to it in more than 30 different countries, why would Disney attempt to pursue legal action now?
Deadmau5’s lawyers have already said they would not be bullied and would fight if it came to it. Who knows where this case will go or if it will even make it to court. In the meantime, press play and listen to some sweet tunes, enjoy your Thursday and let us know what you think in the comments down below or over @NerdworkTweets!
an oldie but goodie
and last but not least, one of my favorite late night drive songs!
Happy Thursday Nerds, its not where you’re from, but where you’re going ;)