Tuesday, January 31, 2012

More More Moore

Daniel Grant had an update in the New York Times today on the University of Alabama-Daniel Moore lawsuit.  There's an appellate court hearing on Thursday.  This is what the parties are appealing:

"The District Court Judge Robert Propst wrote in his 2009 ruling that there was no reason for buyers of Moore’s prints to assume that the products were licensed and endorsed by the university. Rather, he wrote, 'it is likely that people who buy the Moore paintings do so, at least partially, because of their loyalty to the University of Alabama and its football team.'  The judge, however, did prohibit Moore from selling his images on products of a more commercial nature, like coffee mugs and calendars, without obtaining a license from the university, and his ruling was vague on the number of prints in an edition that the artist could create."