Warner Brothers wants a suit dismissed against the use of Mike Tyson’s tattoo on the face on Ed Helms in ‘The Hangover 2’
S. Victor Whitmill, the artist who created and inked Mike Tyson’s face is suing Warner Brothers for the use of the tattoo in the film, which he claims to have copyrighted.
A legal statement from WB explains; “The very ‘copyrightability’ of tattoos is a novel issue. There is no legal precedent for the Plaintiff’s radical claim that he is entitled, under the Copyright Act, to control the use of a tattoo that he created on the face of another human being.”
Warner Brothers is asking to have the suit thrown out all together.
‘The Hangover 2’ hits theaters this weekend.