Copyright For Dummies: Hangover 2 Tattoogate Explained

hangovertattoo300.jpgAt last, the case brought against Warner Bros. by Mike Tyson's face-tattoo artist gets the thorough, engrossing legal analysis you never knew you wanted: "The smart money is on settlement -- which is what happened in two other major cases where tattoo artists sued because their work on a celebrity was used in publicity." It's well worth a read. [Needles & Sins]


  • SunnydaZe says:

    So, when getting a tattoo you are granting the artist copyright on your body and/or face? Which means a tattoo removes ownership of your own identity. Whoah, heavy sh*t, man!

  • The Winchester says:

    So, does this mean the tattoo of Yoda I have on my butt is the artistic property of the guy who inked it or George Lucas?

  • SunnydaZe says:

    Lucas has made a formal statement>
    "Your ass is mine!"

  • The Winchester says:

    I really just lobbed that one right to ya, didn't I?

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