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

Law360, Los Angeles (August 7, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday found that rock band Green Day didn’t infringe an artist’s image of an anguished human face used in the video backdrop of the band’s stage show, holding that the video backdrop was a fair use under the Copyright Act.

The decision comes six months after Green Day urged the court to reject artist Dereck 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...
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