Have a guess: What do you think the NZ Herald asserts copyright on since this week?

via guim.co.uk

via guim.co.uk

The Captain of the Black Caps.

No, I’m not kidding.

You, or I, can no longer refer to … The Captain of the Black Caps by his actual name, unless we do so for the purposes of review, satire, or if we get a license from the NZ Herald to use, err, The Captain of the Black Caps’ name.

Don’t believe me?

Via the Tipline:




Our Tiplinester writes:

Hi Cam/Pete/Trav

I know you’re not big into sport anyway, but from now on you’re not allowed to  mention Brendon McCullum by name – the Horrid has put a Copyright on his name as the screenshot from their website this morning clearly shows.

This will make it difficult, but you’ll just have to refer to him as “the Black Caps captain” or “the wicketkeeper-batsman deputising for the injured BJ Watling” until we let the lawyers sort this out.

Well, I think the NZ Herald delivered a bit of a Daisy Cutter with this one.

We can only see who they are going to claim rights over next!

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