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  • 12-11-2012, 05:39 AM
    Rise
    I don't see how you can claim copyright infringement on a piece of art you sold. Once someone buys it from you it belongs to them and they are free to use it how they like.
  • 12-10-2012, 08:35 PM
    Hawkeye
    if you read the federal copywright law this tattoo artist will lose his case if it went to trial.
    That being said THQ is gonna settle to mitigate further bad press.

    H.
  • 12-09-2012, 09:51 AM
    xrjxarsonx
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    I've designed the bulk of my tats, but I've had a couple one-offs by artists, I've never signed anything to that effect.
    depends on the shop. ive only seen something like that a few times but it does exist. usually about photography and any reproduction without artist permissions and whatever.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    I am quite sure this law was implemented so that people in the relative industry could not copy an artist's work. Not for bastardized use of the law like this.
    thats for sure the original purpose of the disclaimer i was talking about. this guy is just trying to make a buck but i think he just might have enough legal ground to make a case
  • 12-08-2012, 10:16 PM
    Sniggles
    I am quite sure this law was implemented so that people in the relative industry could not copy an artist's work. Not for bastardized use of the law like this.
  • 12-08-2012, 08:52 PM
    rivethead
    Quote Originally Posted by trustkill View Post
    Interesting to see how this intellectual property case plays out.
    I think it's going to resolve to that 20% difference, myself. I've seen other cases that were more solid get tossed in more traditional print-media. If zuffa didn't tweak the work, it serves them right, I guess.

    Quote Originally Posted by xrjxarsonx View Post
    well said. its not about the image being see on tv, media or whatever. its about the digital artist copying the tattoo artists original design without permission or compensation. its sounds like a silly case, but usually when you get a tattoo in all the forms you fill out there is a part about the artist work remaining theirs and any use of it without permission is prohibited.

    if the artist still has the paperwork he may have a case
    I've designed the bulk of my tats, but I've had a couple one-offs by artists, I've never signed anything to that effect.

    I think it's more along the lines of Tyson's artist, where he literally had Tyson sign over reproduction rights to him...if Condit's guy has anything like that, he may have a case...but I don't think boilerplate tat shop don't-sue-me-if-you-get-Hep stuff is going to cut it.

    rh
  • 12-08-2012, 08:36 PM
    xrjxarsonx
    Quote Originally Posted by trustkill View Post
    Bingo. The issue is reproduction.

    The Hangover lawsuit wasn't about Tyson specifically, it was the fact that the producers of The Hangover reproduced Tyson's tattoo for Ed Helm's character. The movie admits that Tyson's tattoo was the inspiration for reproduction, and hence, they chose to settle because the artist had a case.

    This THQ issue may play out the same way. To make their video game facsimile look authentic, they used the original artists work on Condit's body to reproduce a digital facsimile. It would be hard for THQ to argue that their work isn't lifted from the artist's work, since the video game character and the real life fighter have the same name, Carlos Condit.

    Interesting to see how this intellectual property case plays out.
    well said. its not about the image being see on tv, media or whatever. its about the digital artist copying the tattoo artists original design without permission or compensation. its sounds like a silly case, but usually when you get a tattoo in all the forms you fill out there is a part about the artist work remaining theirs and any use of it without permission is prohibited.

    if the artist still has the paperwork he may have a case
  • 12-06-2012, 05:22 AM
    trustkill
    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    I think it's may well come down to copywrite issues, were a public image is fair game for reproduction if 20% of it is changed.

    rh
    Bingo. The issue is reproduction.

    The Hangover lawsuit wasn't about Tyson specifically, it was the fact that the producers of The Hangover reproduced Tyson's tattoo for Ed Helm's character. The movie admits that Tyson's tattoo was the inspiration for reproduction, and hence, they chose to settle because the artist had a case.

    This THQ issue may play out the same way. To make their video game facsimile look authentic, they used the original artists work on Condit's body to reproduce a digital facsimile. It would be hard for THQ to argue that their work isn't lifted from the artist's work, since the video game character and the real life fighter have the same name, Carlos Condit.

    Interesting to see how this intellectual property case plays out.
  • 11-30-2012, 12:31 AM
    Thamob
    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    Most celebrity lawsuits are extortion attempts. Lowlifes hope to get leech off the success of another.
    No kidding. Why not use this as a bloody opportunity? Advertise that your artwork can be seen in the game bla bla. Everybody's looking for a fast buck.
  • 11-29-2012, 06:39 PM
    Sniggles
    Most celebrity lawsuits are extortion attempts. Lowlifes hope to get leech off the success of another.
  • 11-28-2012, 10:32 PM
    rivethead
    Quote Originally Posted by Thamob View Post
    Isn't this like the Mike Tyson thing? Did that guy even win? Everybody is desperate for buck nowadays.
    they settled out of court with the Tyson guy...but he had a FAR better case than Condit's guy.

    rh
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