April 9, 2021
As recently reported, celebrity tattoo artist, Kat Von D, is being sued for allegedly infringing a photographer’s copyright in a photo of jazz musician, Miles Davis. The tattoo artist allegedly used the photo to create a tattoo on a client’s bicep, and documented the process on her social media.
Whether Sedlik’s claim of infringement is successful may turn on whether Von D can demonstrate that her use of the photo constitutes “fair use”.
Authors: Nargis Fazli and Jaclyn Tilak