After Xeni Jardin complained about an ad from Ralph Lauren that had apparently been photoshopped to make the model look ridiculously skinny, the fashion company sent the popular blog a take-down notice asking them to remove the photograph of the ad.

After Xeni Jardin complained about an ad from Ralph Lauren that had apparently been photoshopped to make the model look ridiculously skinny, the fashion company sent the popular blog a take-down notice asking them to remove the photograph of the ad.

In the initial criticism Xeni simply said ‘Dude, her head’s bigger than her pelvis’ and a month later Ralph Lauren sent BoingBoing’s ISP a legal letter.

In a follow up post on BB, Cory Doctorow says:

This is classic fair use: a reproduction “for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting,” etc.

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