The Luxembourg Wurst is pleased to announce that it is going to sell and make a bunch of money from a new line of products that depict an image that is totally original and was not taken from anyone without permission, and that is because the design was created in-house.
“The image was generated from within me, for I am a well of ideas – ideas that come to me pure and untainted, like water from aquifers deep under Earth’s surface” said Jay Pei, the Wurst’s in-house illustrator, graphic designer, and photoshopper-in-chief. “I draw on no influences, nor would I ever adapt someone else’s work giving credit, for that would be wrong, and one would need to apologize and admit that he messed up.”
When confronted with the claim that the image looks very similar to a painting made by a talented young Luxembourgish artist – who may have himself accidentally and very innocently borrowed from a U.S. photographer – and that this could represent a violation of international copyright protection, Pei shook his head.
“Copyright? Schmopyright. Two words: total artistic freedom. Okay, that’s three, but you get the point.”