Ughghhh. Monkeys.

Dude, it's called art.

So earlier today I opened up a store on dedicated to this drawing by Bill of a robotic monkey holding an American flag. I just got an email from CafePress telling me that this image may infringe the rights of a third party. Most of the products containing the monkey image are now removed from the public view of the store, leaving me with only a few items.

So, who is right? The closest third-party image is the Family Guy monkey, which was an inspiration. However, besides his pose and expression, the images are obviously of different characters. I mean how many ways could you possibly draw a robotic monkey?

I'd post a side-by-side comparison here, but this might be the wrong place to use a copyrighted image from Family Guy.

Posted: Saturday - April 01, 2006 at 04:55 PM