Two photographers filed a complaint Tuesday against the band Mötley Crüe, alleging that the band and its merchandise vendors used the photographers’ work without permission as part of the band’s “Final Tour.” The band allegedly included the photographers’ work on clothing and other items sold during the tour (the band’s last before their retirement), which grossed $86 million during over 150 shows in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. The photographs were taken in the 1980s, including this one attached to the complaint:
Click here to view image.
The complaint includes claims for copyright infringement and removing copyright management information.
A judge has not yet been assigned to the case.