Another gem from BBC News:
Rock’n’roll singer Chubby Checker is suing HP over an app that used his name as a euphemism for penis size.
The Chubby Checker app – which appeared on websites for Palm OS devices – claimed to guess the intimate measurement based on shoe size.
Just to clarify, this was a webOS app, not a Palm OS app.
I particularly like this comment from his lawyer, Willie Gary:
“We cannot sit idly and watch as technology giants, or anyone else, exploits the name or likeness of an innocent person with the goal of making millions of dollars.”
Don’t worry, no-one ever made millions of dollars on a webOS app. HP made sure of that.