The Italian government has their cannoli's in a knot over a Photoshopped image of Michaelangelo's David
to promote their ArmaLite AR-50A1
bolt-action rifle. They are saying it defames the statue and it's against Italian law. They said if they don’t with draw the add they are going to beat the president of ArmaLite over the head with a salami. Or something to that effect.
The government says it has copyright on the commercial use of images of David. Angelo Tartuferi, director of Florence's Accademia Gallery where the statue is on display, said: "The law says that the aesthetic value of the work cannot be distorted. In this case, not only is the choice in bad taste but also completely illegal."
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