9th Circ. Questions Green Day's Use Of 'Scream Icon'

Law360, Los Angeles (February 05, 2013, 5:47 PM ET) -- Rock band Green Day faced skepticism from a Ninth Circuit panel Tuesday over claims that a concert video backdrop didn’t infringe artist Dereck Seltzer's image of an anguished human face, as judges questioned how superimposing a red cross on the image transformed it, triggering fair use protections.

The band urged the court to reject Seltzer's appeal of a federal judge's ruling that he did not have a triable claim for copyright infringement over the use of his “Scream Icon” image in a composite picture for a...
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