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Deadmau5 retracts cease and desist order against ‘Deadmouse the Musical’

The Canadian issued the order yesterday stating that the production was an infringement of copyright

  • Rob McCallum
  • 18 June 2015

It has been a turbulent 24 hours for 'Deadmouse the Musical', after it was announced that the production will kick off at the Toronto Fringe Festival on July 1.

True to form, Deadmau5, real name Joel Zimmerman, took to Twitter to express his concerns over copyright infringement, stating: "They do NOT represent me, my ideas, my brand or my music." He subsequently issued a cease and desist order - meaning an activity has to be halted and not repeated - via his legal representatives.

However the theatre responsible for the show has since added a disclaimer to the listing on their website stating that: "Deadmouse the musical is not written by Deadmau5 or endorsed by Deadmau5. It is a parody. It was written out of love of house music culture."

That news seems to have quelled the real Deadmau5's concerns, with him tweeting this morning that the debacle is over, now the musical has been classified as a parody.

Deadmau5 is no stranger to cease and desist orders and lawsuits, after Ferrari issued one to him last year over the 'Purrari' and Disney took him on over his mouse head. He also dropped a triple treat of new music in May, before the man in the mask headlines The Other Stage at Glastonbury next weekend (June 27).

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