A trending story today is Courtney Love’s accusation that Olivia Rodrigo of copied Love’s Hole album cover:
Love has clarified that her complaint is that she wasn’t asked, calling Rodrigo’s actions “rude.” A lot of people agree with Love that it was rude not to ask.
However, what lawyer would advise a client to ask? We all know that if you ask, you have to accept the answer. There is no coming back from asking for permission, being denied, and going ahead anyway. If you believe what you are doing is appropriate and are definitely proceeding, asking is an unnecessary risk.
Was Rodrigo rude not to ask, was she just following her lawyer’s advice, or both?