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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The "U2" single, which featured unautorized sampling of U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", and came in a sleeve which had "U2" in huge letters and "Negativland" in smaller letters underneath. U2's record label Island Records were not best pleased and tried to sue Negativland and [=SST=] Records for (supposedly) attempting to pass off the release as a U2 album. Even after Island backed down (it took a while), the single still couldn't be legally issued because of ongoing objections from Creator/CaseyKasem, whose outtakes had also been sampled on the disc. The tracks were eventually made available for free download after Kasem's death.

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The "U2" single, which featured unautorized sampling of U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", and came in a sleeve which had "U2" in huge letters and "Negativland" in smaller letters underneath. U2's record label Island Records were not best pleased and tried to sue Negativland and [=SST=] Records for (supposedly) attempting to pass off the release as a U2 album. Even after Island backed down (it took a while), the single still couldn't be legally issued because of ongoing objections from Creator/CaseyKasem, whose outtakes had also been sampled on the disc. The tracks were eventually made available for free download after Kasem's death.death.
* StreisandEffect: The "U2" single would probably have remained little-known but for Island Records attempting to sue Negativland and [=SST=]. Although the record itself ended up in limbo for years, not only did Negativland get a lot of free publicity out of it, but Island came out of it looking so bad that nobody's seriously tried to sue Negativland since.

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*ScrewedByTheLawyers: The "U2" single, which featured unautorized sampling of U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", and came in a sleeve which had "U2" in huge letters and "Negativland" in smaller letters underneath. U2's record label Island Records were not best pleased and tried to sue Negativland and [=SST=] Records for (supposedly) attempting to pass off the release as a U2 album. Even after Island backed down (it took a while), the single still couldn't be legally issued because of ongoing objections from Creator/CaseyKasem, whose outtakes had also been sampled on the disc. The tracks were eventually made available for free download after Kasem's death.

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