Live Nation, Rock Photog Settle Townshend Pic Suit

Law360, New York (June 13, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT) -- The merchandising arm of Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and a rock photographer resolved a copyright infringement suit over an iconic image of British rocker Pete Townshend in New York on Monday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck dismissed the case, closing the book on a brewing intellectual property fight between well-known rock photographer Ross Halfin and the merchandising unit of Live Nation, the world’s largest concert promoter. Terms of the settlement agreement were not disclosed.

Halfin sued Live Nation Merchandise Inc. in December, saying the company infringed...
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