Image theft in new Beck/Charlotte Gainsbourg video

Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck – Heaven Can Wait from Charlotte Gainsbourg on Vimeo.

Beck and Charlotte Gainsbourg have just released a video for the song “Heaven Can Wait.” The video, directed by Keith Schofield, is a montage of disjointed imagery lifted directly from photos that have been popular recently on the internet. The use of internet memes in music videos isn’t new, though Weezer’s video featured the memes with full knowledge (and in some cases cameos) of their progenitors. Gainsbourg’s and Beck’s video, however, has rankled feathers, having used the imagery without permission. A number of William Hundley‘s creations were appropriated for the video, and he’s none too pleased. Also making an appearance is a recreation of Emilio Morenatti‘s image of lawyer running from tear gas while protesting in Pakistan.

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(via Bryan Derballa)

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