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Warner Bros. might have to digitally replace the Tyson Hangover 2 tattoo

Jun. 9, 2011by:

Many of you have probably heard about the lawsuit that Mike Tyson's tattoo artist filed over Ed Helm's facial ink from THE HANGOVER PART II. It didn't do anything to the release of the film, but the lawsuit is still ongoing, and if a settlement isn't able to be reached, Warners says they'll actually go and digitally change the tattoo for the DVD release.

“If the parties are unable to resolve their dispute, Warner Bros. does not intend to makeany use of the allegedly infringing tattoo after the film ends its run in theaters because Warner Bros. will digitally alter the film to substitute a different tattoo on Ed Helms’s face."

"The home video release is currently scheduled for early December 2011, which would allow Warner Bros. sufficient time to make the change if it becomes necessary."

The crux of the joke is that the tattoo in fact the one Mike Tyson has, but I'm not sure if they actually put in a line stating that in the film. It seems like something that should have been mentioned, but I have a hunch it was maybe a scene that was cut after the lawsuit was filed.

So what are they going to replace it with? Just another weird tribal squiggle, or will they try to make it an entirely new joke. How about in the theatrical cut it's a butterfly, and in the Unrated version it's a giant dong?

Extra Tidbit: What deformity will Stu endure in the third film? Why will Phil go to the hospital? What tiny creature will Alan befriend?
Source: THR

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3:04PM on 06/09/2011

people are fucking jerk-offs.

and everyone's gotta sue everyone else. i'm gonna sue my mom and dad because i'm not 6' 6" with a 12" dick.
and everyone's gotta sue everyone else. i'm gonna sue my mom and dad because i'm not 6' 6" with a 12" dick.
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7:40PM on 06/09/2011
Damn...My parents really screwed me over...I'm 12" tall with a 6'6" Dick!
Damn...My parents really screwed me over...I'm 12" tall with a 6'6" Dick!
3:12PM on 06/09/2011
how can you sue for using a tribal tattoo i mean i see that shit almost everyday. really as i guy that loves tattoos and has many, i guarantee tyson just picked that tat outta a book and said he wanted it on his face. this tattoo artist needs to go back to doing his shitty tribal tattoos.
how can you sue for using a tribal tattoo i mean i see that shit almost everyday. really as i guy that loves tattoos and has many, i guarantee tyson just picked that tat outta a book and said he wanted it on his face. this tattoo artist needs to go back to doing his shitty tribal tattoos.
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3:28PM on 06/09/2011

WOW...at the comments below

Way to be douches. Your backing a major company about Trademark infringements? A company that sues hundreds of people a year for "sharing" their artist music? If the guy actually designed the tattoo, then yes, he has a legitimate complaint against the company whether you like the movie or not.
Way to be douches. Your backing a major company about Trademark infringements? A company that sues hundreds of people a year for "sharing" their artist music? If the guy actually designed the tattoo, then yes, he has a legitimate complaint against the company whether you like the movie or not.
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4:49PM on 06/09/2011
LovePump is correct. Otherwise the artist has no justification to the matter.
LovePump is correct. Otherwise the artist has no justification to the matter.
3:45PM on 06/09/2011
Well he only has a legitimate complaint if he got a copyright or patent for the design. I seriously doubt he did either.
Well he only has a legitimate complaint if he got a copyright or patent for the design. I seriously doubt he did either.
3:29PM on 06/09/2011
Sure, it's silly, but the people involved are responsible for researching these sort of things. And now somebody (or a small group of artists) has a new job, Digital Tattoo Artists. Maybe they can hire Mel Gibson and Liam Neeson.
Sure, it's silly, but the people involved are responsible for researching these sort of things. And now somebody (or a small group of artists) has a new job, Digital Tattoo Artists. Maybe they can hire Mel Gibson and Liam Neeson.
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3:30PM on 06/09/2011
I doubt he gives a shit. He's probably only doing this because he knows he has a shot at some money.
I doubt he gives a shit. He's probably only doing this because he knows he has a shot at some money.
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4:47PM on 06/09/2011
Pretty much.
Pretty much.
3:47PM on 06/09/2011
I seriously doubt the tattoo artist has a patent, a copyright or anything like that for the tattoo design. If he doesn't this suit is stupid and pointless. Sadly he'll probably walk away with some money though.
I seriously doubt the tattoo artist has a patent, a copyright or anything like that for the tattoo design. If he doesn't this suit is stupid and pointless. Sadly he'll probably walk away with some money though.
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4:31PM on 06/09/2011

Lawsuit?!

That's such an asshole thing to do....

You're not a tattoo artist by any chance are you, Tassi...?
That's such an asshole thing to do....

You're not a tattoo artist by any chance are you, Tassi...?
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4:55PM on 06/09/2011
Maybe they can digitally replace the tattoo with a joke that's funny.
Maybe they can digitally replace the tattoo with a joke that's funny.
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7:11PM on 06/09/2011
This is great.
This is great.
4:57PM on 06/09/2011

Absurd

You can't put a patent or trademark on skin art. I'm sorry, you just can't do it. If that be the case then ancient African tribes should sue the hell out of every single person that has tattoos (myself included).

It would be like if someone came along and mimicked Norman Keith Collins or Don Ed Hardy (which happens waaaayyyyy too much). Are those artists (Collins died in 1973) going to go and sue someone for mimicking? Of course not. Why, because it's art, and artists appreciate other
You can't put a patent or trademark on skin art. I'm sorry, you just can't do it. If that be the case then ancient African tribes should sue the hell out of every single person that has tattoos (myself included).

It would be like if someone came along and mimicked Norman Keith Collins or Don Ed Hardy (which happens waaaayyyyy too much). Are those artists (Collins died in 1973) going to go and sue someone for mimicking? Of course not. Why, because it's art, and artists appreciate other artists for what they create.
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4:59PM on 06/09/2011
And in the case of Don Ed Hardy, that douchebag Christian Audigier did reuse Hardys work (albeit through licensing of course) on all sorts of clothing, accessories, and other useless generic junk.
And in the case of Don Ed Hardy, that douchebag Christian Audigier did reuse Hardys work (albeit through licensing of course) on all sorts of clothing, accessories, and other useless generic junk.
6:03PM on 06/09/2011

Get your facts right people!!!!

Don't start pushing around if you don't know what happened...

Tyson got into an agreement with the tattoo artist, giving him the rights of the design of the tattoo. It is copyrighted, so why do you think Warner is considering changing the tattoo later if the guy didn't have anything serious to sustain his lawsuit?

Besides, if you did a fan made poster for a movie and then the studio ends up using it without even asking you, wouldn't you feel like you deserved a little credit?
Just to set
Don't start pushing around if you don't know what happened...

Tyson got into an agreement with the tattoo artist, giving him the rights of the design of the tattoo. It is copyrighted, so why do you think Warner is considering changing the tattoo later if the guy didn't have anything serious to sustain his lawsuit?

Besides, if you did a fan made poster for a movie and then the studio ends up using it without even asking you, wouldn't you feel like you deserved a little credit?
Just to set the record straight, I am not defending Tassy, I don't like him as much as the next guy (the last one he did for me was spoiling the muppets trailers before watching them).
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6:29PM on 06/09/2011

This tattoo artist is a loser

I guess I can't wear my hair the style I want to now because the creator will sue me. same with my clothes, my slang, etc...People like this are pathetic
I guess I can't wear my hair the style I want to now because the creator will sue me. same with my clothes, my slang, etc...People like this are pathetic
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6:55PM on 06/09/2011

Know your copyright law

When an artist creates a piece of art, they instantly own the copyright to said artwork. There is nothing they have to do, no forms to fill out, nothing to register, nothing. Patents are basically for inventions, not art, and Trademarks are an entirely different barrel of monkeys.

Normally the tattoo (assuming its an original) would belong to the one who gets tattooed (work-for-hire), but as Nacho pointed out, Tyson forfeited the rights to that tattoo.

I'm willing to bet that all you
When an artist creates a piece of art, they instantly own the copyright to said artwork. There is nothing they have to do, no forms to fill out, nothing to register, nothing. Patents are basically for inventions, not art, and Trademarks are an entirely different barrel of monkeys.

Normally the tattoo (assuming its an original) would belong to the one who gets tattooed (work-for-hire), but as Nacho pointed out, Tyson forfeited the rights to that tattoo.

I'm willing to bet that all you ass-hats who are siding with the Studio would feel much different if a major sports team was suing some super fan for getting their logo tattooed on their arm.
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9:34PM on 06/09/2011
Not that different. Both are copyrighted pieces of art.
Not that different. Both are copyrighted pieces of art.
7:00PM on 06/09/2011
I totally agree, but that tattoo is just a tribal design, it's not really that unique other than for the fact that it's on his face, which isn't a part of the 'art' anyway. A logo and this are two TOTALLY different things
I totally agree, but that tattoo is just a tribal design, it's not really that unique other than for the fact that it's on his face, which isn't a part of the 'art' anyway. A logo and this are two TOTALLY different things
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6:58PM on 06/09/2011

what the fuck?

you can sue for using a tribal tattoo design?

I didn't know you could copyright that shit. Can you copyright Koi Fish tattoos too?
you can sue for using a tribal tattoo design?

I didn't know you could copyright that shit. Can you copyright Koi Fish tattoos too?
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5:25PM on 06/11/2011
You could file to legally protect a specific design that happens to use a Koi Fish.

What about this stuff do you children not understand?

You know how McDonald's has a Golden arch (the big M)? That's restricted. No one else can use that as their restaurant logo.

If you think that McDonald's is wrong in their ways about that than your... well, just a dumb-ass who doesn't know how business works.
You could file to legally protect a specific design that happens to use a Koi Fish.

What about this stuff do you children not understand?

You know how McDonald's has a Golden arch (the big M)? That's restricted. No one else can use that as their restaurant logo.

If you think that McDonald's is wrong in their ways about that than your... well, just a dumb-ass who doesn't know how business works.
7:12PM on 06/09/2011
bet the guy who used the 2 finger salute is pissed he didnt copyright it
bet the guy who used the 2 finger salute is pissed he didnt copyright it
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7:37PM on 06/09/2011
Awww damn, the dude that created the F-You Middle Finger is just fuming right about now!
Awww damn, the dude that created the F-You Middle Finger is just fuming right about now!
8:05PM on 06/09/2011
HA nice try cock smack, you will lose this lawsuit. Mike Tyson sports the same design on his face right? The same face that was in the first Hangover film, the same film which was already released theatrically and on dvd that you did not ask for any compensation for. Yet the very same tattoo is now seen yet again by Mike Tyson and now another actor in the film, you want money?? Unless Mike Tyson has some sort of deal to where you get cuts of any on camera profits he makes, then it is null
HA nice try cock smack, you will lose this lawsuit. Mike Tyson sports the same design on his face right? The same face that was in the first Hangover film, the same film which was already released theatrically and on dvd that you did not ask for any compensation for. Yet the very same tattoo is now seen yet again by Mike Tyson and now another actor in the film, you want money?? Unless Mike Tyson has some sort of deal to where you get cuts of any on camera profits he makes, then it is null and void. Grow some balls and just tell this guy to fuck off Warner Brothers instead of being like so many others being so scared of a lawsuit. OH yeah and make the third hangover funny and don't fuck up the next batman movie or the new superman movie.....oh and one more thing bring the warner brothers store back for fuck sake will ya.
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5:22PM on 06/11/2011
I'm going to go ahead and assume that you are a young boy who has absolutely no idea how any of this works (the plaintiff's legal filing) as you are 100 percent wrong.
I'm going to go ahead and assume that you are a young boy who has absolutely no idea how any of this works (the plaintiff's legal filing) as you are 100 percent wrong.
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8:23PM on 06/09/2011
Reminds me of when Warner had to digitally erase the statue work at the end of Devil's Advocate.
Reminds me of when Warner had to digitally erase the statue work at the end of Devil's Advocate.
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12:39AM on 06/14/2011

What?

So now every crappy tattoo artist can sue for replicated versions of tattoos? So does that mean that every bro with a stupid tribal tatto can be sued by the first idiot who convinced some frat boy he was in a tribe? And once it's on Tyson, doesn't he own it? I say tell the guy to go play a game of hide and go fuckhimself.
So now every crappy tattoo artist can sue for replicated versions of tattoos? So does that mean that every bro with a stupid tribal tatto can be sued by the first idiot who convinced some frat boy he was in a tribe? And once it's on Tyson, doesn't he own it? I say tell the guy to go play a game of hide and go fuckhimself.
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