A DEFIANT DUDE is the documentary tale of an unlikely David and a corporate Goliath. It’s the story of a t-shirt artist, Bo Muller-Moore, who defies Chick-fil-A when they lay claim to his art and website over a charge of trademark infringement.
Bo’s story leads to the discovery of others — scores of individuals, artists and small businesses across the country — challenged by large corporations over claims of intellectual property infringement.
Scholars from Stanford, Notre Dame, Georgetown and others add their voices to a film that questions whether intellectual property law is being misused to stifle competition and limit free speech.
A DEFIANT DUDE is currently in production gathering footage and interviews from all over the U.S.
A Defiant Dude in the press:
“Watch this beautiful trailer for a documentary on how Chick-fil-A is trying to shut down a small Vermont business owner who makes "Eat More Kale" shirts, and how the business owner is fighting back. It's called "A Defiant Dude," and is absolutely worth three minutes of your time.”
—David Harris Gershon (The Troubadour), DAILY KOS
Bo Muller-Moore in the press:
“The message is simple: Don’t mess with Bo, and don’t mess with Vermont."
—Jess Bidgood, New York Times
"Chick-fil-A seems to be claiming ownership of the phrase 'eat more', which is a bit greedy."
"When a corporate bully comes in and says, 'We're going to take you out,' we say, 'No way!'
—Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont
"Keep fighting the good fight, t-shirt guy!"
—Anderson Cooper, CNN