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Mike Tyson Tattoo Artist Sues Warner Bros. to Stop Release of 'Hangover 2'

The Hollywood Reporter says:

The man who gave Mike Tyson his distinctive facial tattoo has sued Warner Bros. over the similar-looking facial art on Ed Helms' character in the upcoming The Hangover: Part II.

S. Victor Whitmill, an award-winning tattoo artist who calls the Tyson design "one of the most distinctive tattoos in the nation," is asking for an injunction to stop the release of the highly-anticipated comedy sequel, set to bow in the U.S. over Memorial Day weekend.

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Crazay3466d ago

This is possibly the most insanely ridiculous lawsuits I have ever heard. What a jackass.

darklordzor3465d ago

Wow, of all the things you can sue about, this seems the most frivolous. I mean, it's lines and curves for Pete's sake!

LOOK_AT_THIS_I3465d ago (Edited 3465d ago )

yep.....I am going to copyright the straight line, triangle, square, and circle. Anyone who uses any of the above items in any piece of work will be sued.

Unreal what the courts will allow people to try. Of all the evil people in the world it is lawyers who take bullshit cases like this that should be forced to swim in pool of hungry sharks with a thousand papercuts.

sdtarm3466d ago

I can only say, WTF MIKE TYSON?

Crazay3466d ago

Its not Tyson that's the problem... It's the Tatoo designer/artist who copyrighted the design.

darklordzor3465d ago

Yeah Tyson is obviously down with everything they've been doing, since he was such a big part of the first film. It's that stupid tatoo artist who's trying to capitalize on the big thing.

Nes_Daze3466d ago

Don't see why he thinks this is a problem, it benefits him more than anything.

frelyler3465d ago

Well, he did create it and even if it sounds stupid he may have a paten on it. If he did not get paid then he has a valid point. Although I would never think of it in a million years. I have to wonder though, is it the exact tattoo, or only a likeness.

JL3465d ago

I think it's only a likeness. There appears to be slight variations. If that's the case, he might not have a case.

In either case, there's no way he stops this movie from hitting theaters.

(sorry, that's a lot of "cases" lol)

Christopher3465d ago

Too different to be considered the same. Even then, it would be covered under fair use as an element of parody.

JL3465d ago

Right, I'm saying this goes nowhere. This guy (the artist) probably knows it too, just trying to get publicity...?

Even if it was exactly the same, after the fuss the artist has made, all the studio has to do is go in there and do some post-production work to alter the tattoo with a little photoshopping type work and that solves the problem entirely.

Defectiv3_Detectiv33465d ago

If anything Mike Tyson should sue his tatoo artist.

killershadow1173465d ago

Wow, so if I have the same tattoo then am I libel to be sued?

mindedone3464d ago

God forbid you get a poster of Mike Tyson post-tattoo put up on your wall. You'll be arrested for illegal distribution of a copyrighted work, owing up to 40 years in prison, and $200,000 in fines.

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