Digital ads entangle

CNET: Digital ads entangle "Spider-Man"

"The suit, which spends three pages describing the importance of Times Square--calling it a "one-of-a-kind advertising venue"--says teasers for the "Spider-Man" movie, set to be released in May, do not depict the area accurately. They say existing billboards are digitally altered in trailers and commercials for the film to show ads for companies such as USA Today and Cingular Wireless when Samsung and NBC should appear."

Ummm... DUH! It's a MOOOOOVIE. It's FIIIICTION. It's not REEEEAL.

What next, is the NYPD going to sue because they're depicting a superhero fighting crime in NY when in reality it's the men-in-blue who do all the work?

Written on April 12, 2002