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Old 04-30-03, 11:22 AM
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Deee-Lite Singer Sues Sega

According to Rolling Stone, Deee-lite's Lady Miss Kier (Kierin Kirby) has filed a lawsuit against Sega due to similarities between the Space Channel 5 character Ulala and the singer.

The lawsuit alleges that many of Ulala's characteristics (ranging from her makeup and knee-high boots to her miniskirts and "cute" backpacks) are similar to those of Lady Miss Kier, resulting in misappropriation of likeness, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, and more.

The lawsuit also states that audiences will most likely be confused, if they haven't been so already, as a result of the similarities between the two.


I guess she needs money since it's been 13 years since her last hit record.
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Old 04-30-03, 11:32 AM
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I guess she is trying to get another 15 minutes.

she will lose since I think Sega can use the "who the hell are you defense?"

and close with "why base a character on a has been?"
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I'll never buy a game with a character that looks like Miss Kier. Maybe Sega should counter sue her for loss of revenue.
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WTF? Oh yeah.. I guess she's the only one allowed to wear mini-skirts and cute backbacks..

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As a Dee-Lite fan, I have to agree with you guys..

I don't think it's a continuation of the 15 minutes that she wants..she wants more $$$ for some weed, man..
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You left out the part where Sega offered her $15,000 for her likeness, but she turned them down. They used it anyway.
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Old 04-30-03, 12:54 PM
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Originally posted by Oliver Clothesoff
You left out the part where Sega offered her $15,000 for her likeness, but she turned them down. They used it anyway.
didn't they make the character look cute?

wouldn't that prove it was not based on her since she is a bit good lucking challenged.
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I have no clue who this singer is so someone want to post some shots?
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Old 04-30-03, 01:19 PM
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Originally posted by gcribbs
didn't they make the character look cute?
wouldn't that prove it was not based on her since she is a bit good lucking challenged.
No, she is...uh...real hot

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/new....asp?nid=17976

Isn't she a little late on this? The game came out a few years ago.
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Old 04-30-03, 02:20 PM
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ohhhhhh...didn't get the other side of the story...thanks Oliver..

but I stand by my comment that she still wants the $$$ for weed..
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You do realize that she isn't the only one in the world to ever wear a short skirt and long boots.. but oh well. stupid law suit.
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compared to:


If this wins.... ron jeremy will sue Nintendo for basing Mario off him...
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Old 04-30-03, 02:26 PM
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If she isn't on a music video singing "Groove is in the heart", I personally would not recognize her. I don't think most people would for that matter.
That is probably why sega gave here a big "screw you" by going ahead with the game and character.
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since her persona/"character" was obviously of interest to Sega, does that make it right that they went ahead since most people wouldn't recognize her..?
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Originally posted by Rogue588
since her persona/"character" was obviously of interest to Sega, does that make it right that they went ahead since most people wouldn't recognize her..?
I would think part of the lawsuit would have to do with the defamation of her public image. That would only matter if you were famous or well known, ie visually recognizable. Easy enough for Sega to tweak the character a bit and save the $15,000 they offered. So, yes, I do think recognition is atleast in part what the lawsuit is based on.
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I used to find her quite hot...



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Old 04-30-03, 04:53 PM
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Why didn't she sue back in when the game first came out on the DC? I love the girl but come on Kierin.
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Originally posted by AGuyNamedMike
I used to find her quite hot...


her face is her problem. when she was a bit younger her body was nice but that face
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Her face doesnt look that bad all the time, In the pic richardw posted I think she looks good, but the fist picture aguynamedmike posted, eeeeww, I'm thinking thats a man. I suppose if she really did look good, then all the pictures would look good.
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Lady Kier is HOT HOT HOT and the 1st time I saw the game she was the 1st person I thought of.....
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Originally posted by Giantrobo
Lady Kier is HOT HOT HOT and the 1st time I saw the game she was the 1st person I thought of.....
Just say "no" next time my friend..
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton

If this wins.... ron jeremy will sue Nintendo for basing Mario off him...
No wonder he is always chasing after that Peach chick. It all makes sense now.
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Originally posted by Jackskeleton

If this wins.... ron jeremy will sue Nintendo for basing Mario off him...
Impossible!

If they based Mario after Ron Jeremy they would've had to incorporate some sort of "Third Leg Kick" combo or Tail Whip

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Originally posted by WOWZY
Impossible!

If they based Mario after Ron Jeremy they would've had to incorporate some sort of "Third Leg Kick" combo or Tail Whip
When did you start playing Mario games?


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