Tupac Photographer Suing Forever 21 & Urban Outfitters For Copyright Infringement
June 4, 2017 | 10:27 AM
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Forever 21 is being sued by yet another photographer and this moment, Urban Outfitters can be named as an offender.
Danny Clinch is currently taking both retail giants and three other parties (like Tupac’s official merchandise licensing firm) to court over their use of 2 of his photographs of Tupac Shakur, according to Consumerist. The litigation was first filed in New York on May 31 and claims Amaru/AWA Merchandising in an agreement that stated Amaru was acting on behalf of individuals who owned the copyrights authorized to World Productions from 2012 the pictures in question.
Clinch, who copyrighted his photos states that he didn’t give permission to license the pictures. He goes on to say in getting the appropriate information regarding ownership of the copyrights Earth didn’t use due diligence. It went ahead and made a bargain with firm Bioworld, who created and marketed the shirts. Among these goods is that a jersey featuring a picture from a cover shoot for a 1996 version of Rolling Stone.
The damages will be in excess of $600,000 between licensing fees and earnings from Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters. Clinch is seeking to be paid and inquiring the remaining inventory containing the pictures be destroyed.
Read the whole litigation from Danny Clinch over two Tupac pictures here.
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