The man who owns the copyright to an iconic picture Motley Crue used on the cover of their debut album Too Fast For Love is suing the band for infringement again.
Ron Toma, the dude suing them, emailed all the documents to Gun Shy Assassin. Here’s what they say.
The plaintiff, Toma, is fighting the band over the picture that photographer Michael Pinter took in 1981, which famously depicts a close-up of a studded belt buckle and a crotch in tight leather pants.
Toma obtained the rights to the pictures “through written assignments,” he claims, and is now suing Motley Crue Inc., for “injunctive relief and damages relating to the defendants’ copyright infringement of Toma’s intellectual property,” according to the papers, which were filed in the Illinois Northern District Court.
This is the fourth time that Toma has sued the band in the past four years. Take a hint, dude. You don’t win these cases. Stop wasting your money on legal fees.
The latest suit was filed September 26 in light of the photo being used for the band’s 2011 30th Anniversary Tour, when a giant reincarnation was displayed behind the band as they performed on stage.
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