|Seltzer's Scream Icon|
In his Opinion published yesterday Circuit Judge O'Scannlain responded in the affirmative (press coverage here).
In 2009 Green Day released their eight studio album 21st Century Breakdown. In anticipation of the 2009-10 promotional tour, Staub created a video backdrop for each of the thirty-two songs on Green Day’s set list, including East Jesus Nowhere. According to Staub, the theme of the song was “the hypocrisy of some religious people who preach one thing but act otherwise".
What Staub ultimately created for this song was a four-minute-long video which depicts a brick alleyway covered in graffiti. Throughout the video, the centre of the frame is dominated by an unchanging, but modified, Scream Icon. Staub used the photograph he had taken in Los Angeles, cut out the image of Scream Icon and modified it by adding a large red spray-painted cross over the middle of the screaming face. He also changed the contrast and colour and added black streaks running down the right side of the face.
|Billy Joe sings in front of |
the transformed Scream Icon
|An instance of |
but also a call to vote!
This said, Green Day’s use of Scream Icon was found transformative:
You have time until Tuesday 20 August to cast your vote and make your voice heard on such an important copyright policy issue.