NBA 2K Creators Win Copyright Case Filed by Tattoo Artists

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Back in 2016, Solid Oak Sketches, which claimed to own copyrights to tattoo designs featured on NBA players LeBron James, Kenyon Martin and Eric Bledsoe, filed its lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive for using these tattoos in the "NBA 2K" video game franchise. Last Thursday a New York judge ruled in favor of the "NBA 2K" developers stating that they had the right to use the player's tattoos in the game without repercussions. SI's legal analyst Michael McCann shares thoughts on this story and explains just how 'NBA 2K' avoided legal ramifications.