WWE and 2K Games lose lawsuit against Randy Orton’s tattoo artist

As of April 2018, artists and tattoo artists Catherine Alexander filed suit against WWE, 2K Games Inc. and distributors associated with the WWE 2K18 video game. Alexander Claimed use of your tattoo design In Randy Orton’s model for the title, for which he received no royalties.

More than four years later, the United States Court of Justice headquarters in Illinois kicked off the legal process on September 30 surrounding the illegal use of a registered copyright by a tattoo artist. After a series of statements lasting about three and a half hours by both sides, The final decision was in favor of Catherine Alexander on wrestling and video game companies.

The jury found that Alexander’s already registered designs did not comply with the rules of use. fair use established by the country, and that the companies violated various copyright rules by using them without authorization from their manufacturer. Given these findings, WWE and 2K Games They must compensate the tattoo artist financially, At the moment it is unknown how much the total payment will be to Catherine Alexander, which will also include legal expenses and service of her defence.

This case can be marked A great example for video games Inspired by real life personalities. Tattoo artists can be a new factor in the realization of characters in this form of entertainment. let’s remember that There were other tests in previous years Around names like LeBron James and MMA fighter Carlos Condit who have seen him favored.

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