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The VICE Guide to Right Now

Pablo Escobar's Brother Is Suing Netflix for $1 Billion

"If we don't receive it, we will close their little show," Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria said of 'Narcos.'
Beckett Mufson
9.22.17
Weird Court Cases

I'm a Human Man Being Sued By a Monkey

Photographer David Slater is locked in a weird and complicated copyright battle involving Wikipedia, PETA and a macaque named Naruto.
JS Rafaeli
7.31.17
copyleft

The 15 Best Mona Lisa Imitations in History

Electric Object gathers the 15 best copies of the iconic painting from 500 years of reproductions.
Beckett Mufson
6.3.17
models

Models Talk About the Worst Ways Their Photos Were Used

Ending up on an ugly men's t-shirt or as a meme hated around the world – models often have no say in how their pictures are used.
VICE Staff
5.19.17
Weed Week

Searching for the Origin of the Internet's Most Overused Weed Photo

Where the hell does “Roll It, Lick It, Smoke It” actually come from?
Peter Slattery
4.20.17
Vice Guide to Right Now

New Zealand Judge Rules Kim Dotcom Eligible for Extradition

The Megaupload founder and his three co-defendants are one step closer to a US jail cell.
Tess McClure
2.20.17
Features

The Depressing Story of America’s Favorite Pump-Up Jam

C&C Music Factory's "Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" is still the go-to anthem for sports games everywhere—but its legacy is at the center of a bitter, decades-long legal battle.
Katie Bain
10.4.16
Radiohead

Radiohead Has Been Accused of Copyright Breach For Their "Burn the Witch" Video

The son-in-law of the animator Gordon Murray is deciding how to proceed with legal action.
Michael Scott Barron
5.16.16
Art

A Live Sculpt-In Protests the V&A’s "No Sketching" Restriction

Clay-equipped protesters take action against the Botticelli exhibit's strict policy.
Catherine Chapman
5.14.16
thump news

Deadmau5 Settles Longstanding Dispute With Former Label Over Back Catalogue

Play Records agrees to stop releasing unauthorized remixes and mashups of the EDM superstar’s early releases.
Benjamin Boles
5.5.16
Features

Beatport's Former CEO Wants to Help You Not Get Sued for Your Bootleg Remixes

Metapop is a new company making it easier for artists, labels, and publishers to get paid fairly.
Benjamin Boles
4.15.16
Art

A Brief History of Men Whining Over Women Artists Winning

This needs to stop.
Emerson Rosenthal
12.2.15
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