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Moshi's Lady Goo Goo up in court, as music plans scuppered

Lady Gaga takes out injunction to prevent song release; Ruling is "huge disappointment" says Acton Smith.
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It only revealed its plans for a music division in September, but Mind Candy has today suffered a setback, after pop star Lady Gaga took out a court injunction to prevent the release of a song by Moshi character, Lady Goo Goo.

During a hearing at the New Rolls Building, an injunction was granted preventing Mind Candy from 'promoting, advertising, selling, distributing or otherwise making available to the public The Moshi Dance or any musical work or video which purports to be performed by a character by the name of Lady Goo Goo, or which otherwise uses the name Lady Goo Goo or any variant thereon'.

Lady Gaga's lawyers banned the song, claiming that kids might not be able to tell the two stars apart, despite their obvious differences.

"This court ruling is a huge disappointment," said Michael Acton Smith, CEO of Mind Candy. "It's pretty obvious that kids will be able to tell the difference between the two characters. The shame is that millions of kids fell in love with Lady Goo Goo's debut single on YouTube and now won't be able to enjoy her musical exploits.

"It was all done in the name of fun and we would have thought that Lady Gaga could have seen the humour behind this parody."

The Moshi Dance was released on YouTube back in June, drawing around one million viewes per month.

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