Chili Peppers Sue TV Network over Show Title

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By SUSAN BUTLER Billboard.com NEW YORK -- Members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers have sued Showtime Networks and others over the new television show called "Californication," the same name used by the band for ...
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Sandy

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Nov 21, 2007
 
Isn't this the show David Duchovny (X-Files) is in? I'm surprised they aren't suing him, too.
I think it's a nasty name for a TV show.
Dream Walker

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#3
Nov 22, 2007
 
Chili Peppers Sue
TV Network over Show Title

THEY MUST BE DOING BAD
FOR THEM TO SUE

HEY JERKS THEY ARE GIVING YOU
FREE ADVERTING

EVERY BODY WANTS TO SUE

THE EASY WAY TO MAKE MONEY
SUE
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irishdog

United States

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#4
Nov 22, 2007
 
It's funny when the live and let live crowd gets worked up over something so trivial as an album title.
lol

United States

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Nov 22, 2007
 
Sandy wrote:
Isn't this the show David Duchovny (X-Files) is in? I'm surprised they aren't suing him, too.
I think it's a nasty name for a TV show.
?????????? Why do you have your mind in the gutter?
Hmm

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#8
Nov 26, 2007
 
Wow, they must have NOTHING better to do .. just like Ric Flair suing Stivers Automotive for saying "whoo!" in one of their commercials. Give me a break. These "celebrities" need to get new hobbies if they have that much free time on their hands!
peppers fan

West Columbia, SC

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#9
Nov 26, 2007
 
I'm glad to hear that the Peppers are sueing over this trademark issue. Californication is theirs! When I see the word, I think of their song, and their album. It's very a very cleaver title/word. Showtime can take the concept of Californication and create a show but they'll need to come up with some other title. In this day and age, Showtime should have known better. The word "Californication" was non-existent before the Chili Peppers album. It's theirs, they own the rights, and all others should respect.
jake

Ephrata, PA

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#10
Dec 23, 2007
 
californication is a very creative title for a song and the chili peppers came up with it.. they have every right to sue someone for using the term for commercial success
kdghty

Durham, NC

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Jun 25, 2010
 
peppers fan wrote:
When I see the word, I think of their song, and their album.
AKA free advertising...
iheartrhcp

New Iberia, LA

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#12
Jul 12, 2010
 
they had every right to sue...who would want to be associated with that show???
chili freak

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#13
Aug 5, 2010
 
the only reason i have even watched that show is because of the chili peppers
coakley

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#14
Aug 8, 2010
 
Give it away !?!!???

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