Tag: tribute

Caesar needs some tribute. Please tell him he’s great. Or he’ll crucify you.

Welcome to Wellywood?

Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, plans to pay tribute to Hollywood by putting up a gigantic Wellywood sign in the hills above the city. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is less-than-thrilled by the idea, and considers it not so much a tribute as a gratuitous theft of goodwill.  Well-known for litigiousness, the HCOC has been making rumbling noises about litigation to protect its trademark  in the sign.

Perhaps it’s a sign of the times, but this strikes me as less of an intellectual property issue and more a matter of terrible city planning. Why would you want this, and what does it presage? A huge Bollywood  sign in New Delhi, perhaps? Oh, wait, there already is one.