It just keeps getting better today. Wired news has a great article about aspiring interior decorator Jose Avila (including a great snap of his neon pink coiffure), a software developer who, apparently strapped for cash, decided to furnish his apartment in an ingenious way capable of making even the most earnest dumpster divers stand back and rethink their approaches: he’s making FedEx FurNiture.
He’s created a bed, a corner desk with shelves, a table, two chairs and a couch…and earned a cease-and-desist letter from the shipping giant, who claims his work violates the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. They asked him to take his site down the day after he put it up, in June.
I love this part:
Avila distributed cards and T-shirts featuring the website’s URL (but not the FedEx logo) at the recent Black Hat conference in Las Vegas…Avila tried to have more cards and T-shirts made, but FedEx Kinko’s refused to do the job.
Bolstered by Lawyers from Stanford Law School, Avila put the site back up, and they’re apparently gearing up for a legal tussle. Man, I love the internet.