Velvet Underground lose Copyright for a Banana

Velvet Undergrounds Ex-BananaDer Richter im Prozess von Velvet Underground vs die Warhol Foundation hat Copyright-Ansprüche der Band auf Warhols Banane abgelehnt. Und ich bleibe bei dem, was ich bereits vor 'nem halben Jahr geschrieben hatte: „Wie würdelos von beiden Seiten. Aber wir leben ja ohnehin in Zeiten, in denen Maureen Tucker bei der Tea Party mitmitscht und Lou Reed mit Metallica eins der schlechtesten Alben der Musikgeschichte aufnimmt. Da wundert einen auch ‘ne Copyright-Klage wegen einer Banane nicht mehr.“

A judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit by the Velvet Underground, over the rights to the iconic banana image that featured on their debut album. The band were told they do not have a valid copyright claim, though they may continue pursuing the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for trademark infringement.

In January, members of the Velvet Underground filed a lawsuit in New York, alleging that Warhol's banana print on the cover their 1967 album, has become "a symbol" of the defunct band. They demanded that Warhol's organisation stop licensing the image for use on goods such as iPod covers, and pay them for past licensing.

In response to this suit, the Warhol Foundation issued a binding legal covenant, promising to never sue the Velvet Underground, or related parties, for copyright infringement. They offered indemnity "under the current, former, or any future copyright law of the United States … [and] regardless of whether said claim arises from VU's or any other [related] party's past, current or future conduct".

Velvet Underground lose copyright claim over Andy Warhol cover

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