A story about facial hair, copyrights and an unlucky mathematician

This is the funniest thing I’ve read today. Read about what happened to an unlucky mathematician via the link below. Here is a small extract from that article.

In the passage, Pugach, who refers to himself alternately as the “commander of the Order of Moscow,” “his majesty” and the “prince of Tenkinsky,” accused Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho of violating copyrights by wearing a goatee, a style of beard that Pugach claims is his intellectual property and a part of Russia’s cultural heritage.

Read more  :  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/mathematician-slapped-with-travel-ban-at-request-of-bearded-prince/457074.html#ixzz1uzBeQo5A

If interested, you can also sign this petition with title : “Stop legal harassment against mathematician Misha Verbitsky”.