Lady Gaga won an injunction against an animated character known as Lady Goo Goo, blocking the release of a single that parodies Gaga’s music, CBS News reports.
Today’s decision by London’s High Court stops the release of “The Moshi Dance” in connection with the Moshi Monster game, which is aimed at children ages 6 to 12, the story reports. In the game, the players adopt “moshing” characters and the music often spoofs actual performers, the story says.
The official ruling prevents parent company Mind Candy from engaging in “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," the story reports.
Lady Goo Goo also has a song called “Peppy-razzi,” apparently a parody of Lady Gaga’s 2008 single “Paparazzi.”
Citing The Guardian, the story adds: “Gaga claimed that her fans had become confused between the parody songs and her own productions. Mind Candy said in a statement obtained by the BBC that the ruling [sets] ‘a dangerous precedent’ and [is] ‘a huge disappointment,’ claiming there’s no way fans would confuse the parodies with the real thing.”