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Warners president of worldwide marketing Sue Kroll and president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman both took the stand in St. Louis federal court where S. Victor Whitmill is seeking an injunction on the grounds that the facial tattoo worn in the film by Ed Helms violates a copyright in the original work Whitmill created for Tyson.
Whitmill, who designed the tattoo on Tyson's face, filed suit April 28 claiming copyright infringement and asking for an injunction. Whitmill was the sole witness in support of his case at Monday's hearing before U.S. District Court Judge
Originally posted by JohnySeagull
just another example of the downward spiral humanity is on.
this is of no surprise coming out of the U.S.
Originally posted by badw0lf
I thought the issue was not with the tattoo being in the movie, but that someone drew a copy on the actors face.
It's not the tat being in the movie, so tyson wouldn't have been the problem, it's copying it on someone not tyson.
And I agree, it's stupid... like, really really stupid.
Buuut then people can copyright genetics...
Originally posted by benjoepen
Actually he didn't have that tattoo in the first one. I know this because I just watched it after the millionth person said to me "you have to see it!" You can't argue with those kinds of peer presure.
On topic I hope this gets laughed out of court because this is sooo rediculous. Obviously the artist is just being extremely opertunistic here. I imagine hundreds of people have that tattoo and maybe even a few before Tyson.
Originally posted by Myendica
Now... If how im reading this is right, and they make a fake tattoo, or cgi'd it onto Ed Helms face, it could be copyright infringement... Because you .. (heres the kicker) copied it. See how that works? Copying someone elses work, is protected with something called copyrights. The reason, is to protect the creator or the item/object/tattoo from being copied, and stolen. If you created somethin, you copyright it. If someone uses it without your permission, its a violation, and they owe you money. This is a good thing. Prevents things like a movie company copying your art work without your permission. You see how he hs the right to file suit?