Urban Outfitters sued for copyright infringement

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Urban Outfitters has been in trouble in the past for being big copycats and they've done it again. This time, they're being sue for taking a print from an artist's website. Woops.

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© Society6, Spires

Uh oh, Urban Outfitters is in hot water again.

This time, a print-based artist has spotted his work emblazoned on a shorter than short BAMBAM miniskirt...not just a similar print, but the exact same print.

Exhibit A was posted by the artist on Tumblr:

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© Tumblr / Spires



It's pretty obvious he's pissed (erm, who wouldn't be?)

"Urban Outfitters is ripping me off with the help of a party named 'Bambam'. This is taken from my original work tryypyzoyd. I'm furious. PLEASE SHARE TO HELP."

UO have taken it seriously though, and took the offending skirt down from its site, admitting it copied the work.

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© Urban Outfitters



A spokeswoman for the brand, said:

"We take matters such as this very seriously and removed the product as soon as this was brought to our attention. Urban Outfitters has worked with Society6 since 2010 to help bring awareness and sales to their creative network of artists."

And the blame for the mishap was firmly put on BAMBAM Cloth...

"The origin of the design is still being investigated with the designers at BAMBAM Cloth. We appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this issue."

It's not the first time they've caused controversy either, with their Jewish star tee making waves too.

Looks like they're getting a bit of a track record...

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