A&E Used 3-D Jesus Clips Without Permission, Animator Says

Law360, New York (October 22, 2012, 3:23 PM EDT) -- A&E Television Networks LLC violated the terms of a licensing agreement and infringed an animator's copyrights when it aired several shows on The History Channel that depicted a 3-D rendering of Jesus Christ's face, according to a suit transferred to New York on Friday.

Emmy-winning 3-D digital animator Raymond Downing — founder of the digital illustration and animation studio Studio Macbeth — alleges that A&E and its production studio Left Right Inc. had violated Downing’s copyrights covering 3-D renderings of Jesus, as well as related animated...
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