Google, Banksy-Linked Artist Accused Of Ripping Off Photos

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 7:51 PM EDT) -- The estate of rock photographer Jim Marshall on Friday sued Google Inc. and well-known street artist Thierry Guetta — who goes by Mr. Brainwash — in California federal court, claiming the artist created works based on Marshall's photos without permission.

Guetta — who gained notoriety after being featured in “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” an Oscar-nominated documentary directed by British graffiti artist Banksy — is alleged to have ripped off photos Marshall had taken of a number of famous musicians, including John Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix....
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Case Information

Case Title

The Estate of James J Marshall v. Thierry Guetta et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit



S. James Otero

Date Filed

April 20, 2012


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