Friday, April 12, 2002

The Amazing Orwellian Spider-Man: Some building owners in NYC are suing Columbia Pictures for digitally altering the appearance of their buildings in the upcoming "Spider-Man" movie. They claim that Columbia has used special effects to remove the Samsung advertisements on their buildings and replace them with ads for USA Today. Columbia (which is owned by Sony, a competitor to Samsung) has not commented on the lawsuit. USA Today's response was basically, "Hey, they just picked us -- we didn't pay anyone for this."