Green Day Kicks Concert Video Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (August 18, 2011, 7:37 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in California decided Thursday that rock band Green Day's use of an artist's image in a video backdrop displayed during live performances constituted fair use, rejecting copyright infringement and unfair competition claims from the artist, Derek Seltzer.

The Bay Area punk band, Warner Bros. Records Inc. and others were accused of copyright infringement for featuring Seltzer's image in a composite picture for a video played during live performances of the song "East Jesus Nowhere" from Green Day's 2009 album, "21st Century Breakdown."...
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