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Fall Out Boy sued for copyright infringement over llama puppets

ABC/Paula LoboFall Out Boy is being sued over the llamas.

Furry Puppet Studio, which created the life-sized, wearable llama costumes, claims that the puppets were made solely for Fall Out Boy's 2017 "Young and Menace" music video, and that the band's continued use of them, in further videos, TV appearances and live shows, constitutes copyright and intellectual property infringement.

The complaint, obtained by ABC Radio, is chock-full of images of Fall Out Boy marketing materials featuring the llamas, and claims that the puppets "have now become central to Fall Out Boy’s identity, brand and music."

"The scope of infringement, beyond the initial video the llamas were intended to be used in, is far too large to fully relate in this complaint, given the all-encompassing way Fall Out Boy used the llamas," the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit seeks restitution and damages.

A rep for Fall Out Boy offered no comment when contacted by ABC Radio.

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