The working-class London borough of Hackney is furious that Nike is selling t-shirts with the Hackney logo without asking for permission to use (much less license) the decades-old icon. In keeping with their act first, act later practice, Nike has agreed to discuss the issue with Hackney.
Stay Free! brings us another Nike kerfuffle, "Just Coopt it."
I'm sure this story will follow a similar arc as the Minor Threat "controversy" (see kottke, torrez, me, mike, mike again, and anil) - debate among bloggers, coverage in alternative weeklies, GIF apology.
Chimpanzee Media Monitoring (really!) were the first to blog the story, and you can read the statement from the Mayor of Hackney. The Hackney city council is asking for financial reparations to fund sports activity, and assurances that the clothes were not produced in sweatshops.
I wonder if it's too late for the District of Columbia to argue that Minor Threat (and by extension, Dischord Records) is a local treasure. Reparations should be paid to local musicians and educational programs.