4Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. Take-Two sued over 2K16 tattoosSolid Oak Sketches seeking damages over eight copyrighted designsMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefWednesday 3rd February 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this article2K GamesTake-Two Interactive is facing legal action over the depiction of copyrighted tattoo designs in NBA 2K16 without permission.Solid Oak Sketches, a tattoo studio, started proceedings in New York Federal court earlier this week, alleging that Take-Two and NBA 2K16 developer Visual Concepts knowingly used eight copyrighted designs in the game.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games According to legal documents sourced by ESPN, Solid Oak Sketches acquired the rights to the designs across June and July of 2015. The company opened communications regarding the designs with a letter to Take-Two’s general counsel on July 8, 2015. Discussions continued at the end of the month, but eventually stalled.”After various requests for documentation, the Defendants [Take-Two] ultimately terminated negotiations and continued with the production of their intentionally infringing basketball video games,” the document stated,Solid Oak also emphasised the level of commercial success 2K16 managed, quoting the hyperbolic language employed by Take-Two in its press releases. 2K16 sold 4 million copies in a single week, and doubled its digital sales relative to the previous year’s iteration. It was also put forward as a highlight of the company’s subsequent financial report.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore stories2K acquires HookBang games businessTake-Two adds team that supported work on NBA 2K21, will move it to new Austin officeBy Brendan Sinclair A month ago2K international boss Murray Pannell departsFormer PlayStation, Xbox, Ubisoft and EA exec leaves after five yearsBy Christopher Dring 3 months agoLatest comments (1)Hugo Trepanier Senior Game Designer, Ludia5 years ago So does Solid Oak claim money from NBA games broadcast on television as well? Or whenever a picture of these guys lands in a magazine or blog or wherever? I don’t think so.
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