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Katy Perry Doesn’t Have Ownership Over Left Shark Merch After All, According To Artist’s Attorney

Long live Left Shark merch!

February 10, 2015

Katy Perry is learning that there's no way of stopping a meme—until it fades out. Since the Super Bowl halftime star went after artist Fernando Sosa for selling Left Shark merchandise, his attorney has fired back with a salty letter claiming that A) most costumes aren't copyrightable and B) Katy Perry wouldn't even own the rights to the shark costume if it was; the NFL would. Not only does Sosa's lawyer outline this for Perry's team, he also asks the question on everyone's mind: "We also wonder what Katy Perry could possibly stand to gain from declaring war on an Internet meme?" Read the shade-throwing letter below.

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Katy Perry Doesn’t Have Ownership Over Left Shark Merch After All, According To Artist’s Attorney