Alaska Airlines Ad Infringed Copyrighted Mural, Artist Says

Law360 (July 23, 2020, 8:18 PM EDT) -- An Oakland-based artist hit Alaska Airlines Inc. with a copyright infringement suit in California federal court Thursday, alleging it used an image of one of her prominent murals in advertisements without permission.

Allison Tinati, who does business as Hueman LLC and also goes by the name Allison Torneros, says the airline used her large-scale "Bloom" mural — which was painted in the Los Angeles Arts District in 2016 — in its marketing starting in August or September.

Artist Allison Tinati, also known as Hueman, says Alaska Airlines used an image of her Los Angeles "Bloom" mural, top, in its advertisements, bottom,...

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