Maker of NBA2K16 Video Games Sued Over Use of Players’ Tattoos

Maker of NBA2K16 Video Games Sued Over Use of Players’ Tattoos

Over the previous decade, sports video games have become more and more sophisticated as makers work to get every excruciating detail about every player just right. One tattoo studio, however, alleges that Take-Two Interactive went too far in the latest edition of the popular basketball series NBA2K. Solid Oak Sketches sued the NBA 2K16 creator in federal court recently for copyright infringement, alleging that 2K16 used eight pieces its artwork on popular athletes such as LeBron James and Kobe Bryant without its permission.

Which NFL running back's tattoo landed EA Sports in hot water in 2013? Read more about video games and IP law.

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