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Sept. 6 — Motley Crue and its final tour organizers used images on concert merchandise without authorization from the copyright holders, according to a complaint filed Sept. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ( Zlozower v. Motley Crue, Inc., S.D.N.Y., No. 16-06950, complaint filed 9/6/16 ).
Hollywood producer Barry Levine and Los Angeles-based photographer Neil Zlozower are suing numerous companies, including the band, concert promoters, merchandise manufacturers and retailers, over the use of their photographs.
Levine is credited on the Internet Movie Database as a producer on “Detroit Rock City” and movies starring Tom Cruise and Dwayne Johnson. According to the complaint, he “produced Hollywood blockbusters such as Die Hard, Oblivion, Hercules, and Driftwood.”
Zlozower's website identifies him as a “legendary rock photographer” who “has shot just about every musician you can think of.”
According to the complaint, Motley Crue's members met Levine and Zlozower at their L.A. studios in the 1980s to be photographed. Several of those images were used on T-shirts and other merchandise sold during the band's final tour, the complaint said.
The complaint seeks $150,000 for each image infringed, plus $2,500 to $25,000 for falsification or removal of copyright management information.
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