EA, Ex-NFL Star Face Copyright Suit Over Game Cover Tattoos

Law360, New York (January 07, 2013, 1:01 PM ET) -- Electronic Arts Inc. and former NFL running back Ricky Williams were sued recently in Louisiana federal court by a tattoo artist who claims EA used his copyrighted artwork when it put Williams on the cover of its “NFL Street” video game.

Stephen Allen, a tattoo artist and owner of Crybabies Tattoo in Shreveport, La., alleged in a Dec. 31 complaint that EA infringed a copyright by using an image of Williams on the cover of “NFL Street,” a game first released in 2004. The game cover,...
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Case Information

Case Title

Allen v. Electroinics Art, Inc et al

Case Number



Louisiana Western

Nature of Suit



S Maurice Hicks

Date Filed

December 30, 2012


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