This ad by American gun company Armalite not only has seriously offended some people in Italy (in particular the director of the Accademia Gallery where the David statue is located, who says that the ad is disrespectful to Italy's dignity and culture) but also has got them lawyering up. Because in Italy the likeness of a work of art must apparently be licensed by the government for commercial use. Even if the work of art is over 500 years old. [guns.com]
Does anyone under the age of fifty even know who Felix the Cat is anymore? Having a character born in 1919 as your "hip" cartoon representative seems a somewhat dubious move to me. And Felix is only onscreen for like a millisecond.