Monday, October 27, 2014

Incorrect panties

The Kansas City Star reports on Peregrine Honig, who created the design for "Lucky Royals" women’s boyshorts, featuring the words "take the crown" and a "KC" logo emblazoned on the rear, in honor of the Kansas City Royals baseball team making it to the World Series.

Honig was going to sell the boyshorts in her store, Honig’s Birdies Panties. Then a pair of DHS agents stopped by:

Homeland Security agents visited the Crossroads store and confiscated the few dozen pairs of underwear, printed in Kansas City by Lindquist Press.

"They came in and there were two guys" Honig said. "I asked one of them what size he needed and he showed me a badge and took me outside. They told me they were from Homeland Security and we were violating copyright laws."

She thought that since the underwear featured her hand-drawn design that she was safe. But the officers explained that by connecting the "K" and the "C," she infringed on major league baseball copyright. (The officials involved could not be immediately reached for comment.)


A strange activity for Homeland Security -- Panty examiners and copyright enforcers?  One would think that Ebola and ISIS would be more urgent priorities.  But we have Obama priorities, I guess.


Anonymous said...

Some copyright and fake products come under the domain of DHS. Forged and fake products are a problem in the economy and copyright holders should be protected.

DHS was doing what they are supposed to help protect consumers and property owners.

Anonymous said...

This is ridiculous.
Breach of copyrights (and trademarks) are generally dealt with civilly and the DHS must have something more worthwhile to spend their time on.

slinky said...

Of course if the DHS did this during the Bush years, all would be right.