Photographer Jeff Sedlik Sues Kat Von D for Stealing His Photo for a Tattoo

Photographer Jeff Sedlik Sues Kat Von D for Stealing His Photo for a Tattoo

PLUS Coalition co-founder and CEO Jeff Sedlik filed suit against LA Ink star Kat Von D for infringing his copyright by using his 1989 Miles Davis portrait in a tattoo that she used to promote her businesses. Some have compared the case to Richard Prince and called it fair use. Others have said it resembles the AP’s lawsuit against Shepard Fairey for his Obama “HOPE” poster. But the devil is in the details, and Sedlik registered his copyright.

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