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How NBA 2K Producer Defended Its Rim Against Tattoo Copyright Claims

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Breaking Down How NBA 2K Producer Defended Its Rim Against Tattoo Copyright Claims

The case involved a copyright action brought on by Strong Oak Sketches Inc. to enforce exclusive rights obtained from artists that failed tattoo work for LeBron James, Kenyon Martin and Eric Bledsoe.

In the decision, U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain discovered that: (a) the level of copying of these tattoos had been de minimis rather than large, (b) the manufacturer needed a non-exclusive implied license to reproduce the Buy NBA 2K21 MT tattoos at the video games, and (c) the copies constituted"fair use" because of their transformative nature. To best understand the significance of Judge Swain's conclusion, it's required to unpack every finding, beginning with the degree of copying.

 

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