Monday, May 21, 2018
 

Man argues mixtape cover explicitly misrepresents him giving oral sex


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Could you recognize someone based on a tattoo? Kevin Brophy Jr., surfer guy, alleges that rapper, Cardi B, has misappropriated his likeness and cast him in a “false light” because the rapper has created a mixtape cover that shows, presumably, a man giving her oral sex, and that man has a back tattoo identical to Brophy’s.

Add potential copyright preemption and jurisdictional issues to the right of publicity and right of privacy claims and you have the makings of a great law school exam (if, of course, the law prof provides a trigger warning).

Judge for yourself. And happy artlaw weekend!

 

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