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Lettered

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tattoos and copyright
« on: December 07, 2012, 09:08:05 AM »
http://copyfight.corante.com/archives/2005/02/17/tattoo_artist_sues_nba_star_for_copyright_infringement.php

This has me wondering about all of the Harley Davidson tattoos in the world.  For a lot of reasons, I wouldn't expect to ever see HD suing folks with their logo as a tattoo (hope Im not being naive), but where does all of this crap end? 

Do we honestly have to show up at the tattoo shop with a copyright release in hand now?  Is it really that bad?

Maybe the bulk of the professional legal community is content with all the chaos, uncertainty and ensuing potential legal fees being generated by our poorly thought out and poorly written copyright law ... so that it will never change?
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Re: tattoos and copyright
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 09:45:50 AM »
http://copyfight.corante.com/archives/2005/02/17/tattoo_artist_sues_nba_star_for_copyright_infringement.php
Maybe the bulk of the professional legal community is content with all the chaos, uncertainty and ensuing potential legal fees being generated by our poorly thought out and poorly written copyright law ... so that it will never change?

Yep. It's always about the money. Always.

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 12:44:09 PM »
This reminds me of the Mike Tyson tattoo fiasco:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/05/infringing-tattoo/

The tattoo artist sued Warner Bros.

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2012, 01:07:39 PM »
I seem to remember a while back Disney suing over tattoos of their characters on people, when I get home tonight I will see if I can look it up. Might not have been Disney but it was over animated characters.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012, 09:49:11 PM »
I was not able to find what I was looking for, the only thing I found was a reference to Warner Bros. going after tattoo artist who inked their Looney Tunes but it says they lost and I could not find these cases either.

I seem to remember a while back Disney suing over tattoos of their characters on people, when I get home tonight I will see if I can look it up. Might not have been Disney but it was over animated characters.
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