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The Hangover Part II might be altered for DVD/Blu-ray


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#1 of 5 cafink

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Posted June 10 2011 - 03:24 AM

I found this article via Roger Ebert's Twitter feed:


http://www.telegraph...d-from-DVD.html


The tattoo artists who gave Mike Tyson his famous tattoo has argued that he owns the copyright to that design, and this this copyright was violated by The Hangover Part II, in which the same design appears on actor Ed Helms' face.  The movie is scheduled for release on DVD & Blu-ray in December, and if the matter is not resolved by then, Warner plans to digitally alter the tattoo.


 

 


#2 of 5 TravisR

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Posted June 10 2011 - 06:41 AM

I can imagine that changing the tattoo in that many shots will be very expensive so I'm sure Warners will just pay the guy for using his artwork rather than spend the money changing it.

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Posted June 12 2011 - 03:52 PM

I can imagine that changing the tattoo in that many shots will be very expensive so I'm sure Warners will just pay the guy for using his artwork rather than spend the money changing it.

Doesn't simply come down to what will cost more? What if th guy wants a percentage ofsales? I can't remember what happened with The Devils Advocate, did he want it removed or did he just tell Warners to remove the image

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#4 of 5 mike caronia

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Posted June 13 2011 - 08:44 AM

Is tattoo art really something you can't copy?

This seems a little ridiculous, but what do I know..I'm not a tat guy..



#5 of 5 TravisR

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Posted June 13 2011 - 09:46 AM

^ I'd guess that it's an issue because it's undeniably based on Mike Tyson's tattoo (since the design is the same and it's on his face). That being said, I'm not a lawyer so I could be totally wrong. :)




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