Courtney Love To Doc Martens: “Hey, I’m The Only Person Who Can Profit Off My Dead Husband’s Likeness”

May 24th, 2007 // 5 Comments

snipshot_e49mb5xfb1e.jpgNews of the “Kurt Cobain wearing Docs in heaven” ads has made its way to Courtney Love, and she is, as you might expect, not pleased:

“Courtney had no idea this was taking place and would never have approved such a use,” her rep tells PEOPLE. “She thinks it’s outrageous that a company is allowed to commercially gain from such a despicable use of her husband’s picture.”

Especially since–according to British copyright law–she’s not entitled to any money from the picture! Clearly, the only way to rectify this is to sell another track to another video game.

Courtney Love Says Shoe Ads With Kurt Are ‘Outrageous’ [People]
Earlier: Today In Repurposed Images Of Dead Celebrities: Kurt Cobain, Doc Marten-Wearing Angel

  1. Will Leitch

    Come on, guys: Nothing captures our memory of Kurt quite as strongly as watching a virtual Preston Wilson strike out to “Breed.” Of course he had OPS on the mind when he wrote that song! Courtney had only Kurt’s serious baseball fan credentials in mind, obviously.

  2. Vince Neilstein

    So, this begs the question… did Love earn any money from the Nirvana song played on last night’s amazing episode of LOST?

  3. Xenu

    I was surprised that Doc Martens didn’t get her authorization in the first place. After all, one can’t even doodle a caricature of Elvis on a bar napkin without giving Lisa Marie (and, tangentially, the Church of Scientology) a fat royalty payment. Same with Marilyn Monroe. Or does Courtney have some legal loopholes left to sew up before Kurt Cobain Necrocommerce, Inc. is a fully functional licensed-and-bonded corpsewhoring corporation?

  4. nathaniel snirpus

    obviously she got money. who else has more experience driving around LA, listening to Nirvana while in the middle of Hillbilly Heroin daze

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