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Friday Factoid: Are Tattoos Copyrightable?

A video game maker depicted tattoos from NBA stars LeBron James and Kobe Bryant in its NBA 2K16 game. A company that licenses tattoo images from various athletes filed a copyright infringement suit against the game maker regarding the use of tattoos in the game. There are no precedential court rulings on the copyrightability of tattoos because prior similar cases have been settled. Source: Reuters Jon Wachs websiteIf you have any questions regarding the content of this communication, please contact Jonathan R. Wachs: jwachs@offitkurman.com | 301.575.0302. If you would like to subscribe to receive Friday Factoids® in your inbox click here.