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Take-Two wins lawsuit towards tattoo artist

Jury argued that a licence to use LeBron James’ image in NBA 2K implied his tattoos as well Take-Two has won its lawsuit against tattoo artist Jimmy Hayden, who claimed that the reproduction of his work on basketball player LeBron James in the NBA 2K series constituted copyright infringement. As reported by Reuters, an Ohio

Take-Two wins lawsuit towards tattoo artist

Jury argued {that a} licence to make use of LeBron James’ picture in NBA 2K implied his tattoos as effectively

Take-Two has gained its lawsuit towards tattoo artist Jimmy Hayden, who claimed that the replica of his work on basketball participant LeBron James within the NBA 2K sequence constituted copyright infringement.

As reported by Reuters, an Ohio federal jury gave its verdict on Friday, saying that Take-Two had a licence to make use of James’ picture in NBA 2K, de facto together with his tattoos as effectively. It subsequently determined it did not violate Hayden’s copyrights.

The legal professional representing Take-Two, Kirkland & Ellis’ Dale Cendali, gave an announcement on the decision, which she stated was an vital step for the leisure business and “anybody who has ever gotten a tattoo and may need in any other case fearful about their freedom to share their our bodies with their tattoos.”

Hayden first filed a lawsuit towards Take-Two in 2017, witn an amended grievance in 2019 arguing copyright infringement.

It isn’t the primary time a tattoo artist sues Take-Two, with Strong Oak Sketches submitting a lawsuit in a New York Federal court back in 2016 for similar reasons. A 12 months later, Take-Two argued in court that it was fair use, and ended up winning in 2020.

Alternatively, tattoo artist Catherine Alexander won her own case against Take-Two in 2022, acquiring $3,750 in damages after a jury agreed that reproducing her work on professional wrestler Randy Orton within the WWE 2K sequence didn’t represent truthful use.

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