Monday, May 05, 2008

Caught stealing?

This morning's New York Times mentions the Rockwell-ESPN lawsuit which I noted yesterday:

"[Curtis Publishing Company] has filed suit against ESPN, seeking to bar it from rebroadcasting its television series 'The Bronx Is Burning,' about the 1977 New York Yankees, until it withdraws its use of the [Rockwell] painting, 'Bottom of the Sixth.' In an e-mail message Curtis notified lawyers that ESPN did not have a license to use the painting and was committing willful copyright infringement, the lawsuit said. Court documents said that the painting was shown full screen in the second episode, 'Team in Turmoil.'"