Friday, July 31, 2009

Don’t Mess With the Bull

Newsday reports that artist Arturo Di Modica, creator of the "Charging Bull" sculpture near Wall Street in New York City, is suing Random House for featuring a photograph of the statue on the cover of A Colossal Failure of Common Sense, a book about the fall of Lehman Brothers. The copyright for the sculpture was registered with the U.S. copyright office in 1998. If this case makes it to trial, it will be an interesting case to watch from a copyright law perspective.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It seems like a simple matter. If Random House did not have permission to use the copyrighted image of the Bull they lose. What other issue is there ???

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Anonymous: laywers don't tend to take or make cases that are an obvious loss. This looks very interesting!