Wrath of Spielberg smites Welsh uni leaflet
Unauthorised use of image, lawyers thunder
The "little-known" Lampeter campus of the University of Wales is certainly now familiar to Steven Spielberg's lawyers after they fired off a letter to the seat of learning accusing it of using the director's image without his permission.
The offending snap appeared as part of a "collation of pictures" of course students, the Independent explains, used on a flyer to punt the uni's Masters degree in creative writing and scriptwriting.
Cue swift cease-and-desist, and Lampeter quickly bowed to the Hollywood bigshot's will. A spokesman said: "It was included by error - we were just trying to represent the scriptwriting aspect of the course. Although of course as soon as we heard from Mr Spielberg's lawyers we destroyed all the leaflets and sent Mr Spielberg a personal letter of apology."
He concluded: "I have no idea how he found out about it, but all we can say is that we're very pleased to see our marketing techniques have such a far reach." ®
lies lies and more lies
typical college lies or usual bad wording from the press
"Although of course as soon as we heard from Mr Spielberg's lawyers we destroyed all the leaflets and sent Mr Spielberg a personal letter of apology."
all the leaflets? what about this one in my hands? the Lawyers? the other students?the one every one saved when they were told to hand them in?
how about, "we destroyed all the ones in our possession "
ok , rant done
You're right - no-one with a significant profile went to Lampeter. Mind you, it's not exactly the easiest place to get to, and it hasn't been unheard of for freshers attempting to reach Lampeter to turn up at Aber and ask if they'd arrived at Lampeter...
(Speaking from experience - I attended Aber, during Freshers Week in my 2nd year someone turned up wondering if they were in Lampeter...)
IP?......more like false advertising!
How many of it's graduates went on to be Hollywood film makers?
How many are currently on the dole or a tax payer funded script writing job creation scheme (BBC)?