If Joy Division had chosen an image of Mickey Mouse for the cover of their debut album, Disney’s corporate lawyers would have been on their backs as fast as you could say “globalized economic and commercial interests”.

So what is the difference when Peter Saville’s artwork for Unknown Pleasures is appropriated by the ubiquitous cartoon rodent for a T-shirt design?

This is not a ‘rock homage’ but a blatant rip-off and a sacrilegious one at that.

Sue the bastards I say!

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