Hollywood sign can stay on Kings goalie's mask

Bernier-mask-hwdsign.jpgYesterday, the keepers of the Hollywood sign said that Los Angeles Kings backup goaltender Jonathan Bernier would have to pay royalties for displaying a likeness of the sign on his headgear. Bernier was understandably confused since, as he told Kings blog Mayor's Manor, it's been a traditional decoration of Kings goalie masks for a couple of decades. Mayor's Manor did a story, it got picked up, and the suits quickly surrendered in a statement today, saying they misunderstood and welcomed Bernier to keep using the sign. Of course, they really should be paying Bernier for advertising the sign on his mask.

Side note: And people wonder why the Internet doesn't want Hollywood rights lawyers making rules for the web.

Photo of Jonathan Bernier: Michael Zampelli at Mayor's Manor

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