2011 – Rockers Motley Crue have been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit claiming the band’s ‘Too Fast For Love’ album cover was used on merchandise.
Live Nation and the band are being sued by Ron Toma, who claims he owns the rights to the photograph, presumably taken by Michael Pinter in 1981. Showing a close-up of a man wearing a belt and leather trousers.
This image appeared on sweatshirts sold on the band’s website, and Toma has filed papers in Illinois Northern District Court accusing both Live Nation and Motley Crue of using the image without permission. Reported by TMZ.com.
Toma is asking that an order be drawn to prevent the parties from using the image without prior notice.
Meanwhile, Vince Neil will serve a 2 week sentence for a DUI in Vegas… Wha?
Man it pays to be a Rock Star!