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.