Athletes' Tattoo Artists File Copyright Suits, Leaving Indelible Mark

Posted on 06-27-2014 by
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What classifies as copyright material? According to an article posted in the Wall Street Journal, copyright material is artwork with “some originality,” and is “fixed [on] a tangible medium of expression.” With this definition, come some interesting questions, such as: who owns the copyright to a tattoo?

With some debate, most agree that a tattoo is artwork with originality, and the body is eligible as a tangible medium of expression. But who owns it?

Major tattoo copyright disputes can be seen from Electronic Arts Inc.’s new video game, to Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.’s Hangover Part II movie.

Read the full article, to learn more about the dispute and comment below on your thoughts.   

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