Recently, we wrote of the copyright litigation involving the newly-released movie "The Hangover Part II" (see our blog post Interesting Wrinkles). In the movie, a principal character drunkenly has his face tattooed with a duplicate of the tattoo on boxer Mike Tyson’s face (Yes, that is the movie’s plot.). S. Victor Whitmill, the “tattoo artist” who applied the original tattoo to Mike’s face, sued Warner Bros. for copyright infringement and sought a preliminary injunction barring the release of the movie. As we all know, the motion for injunction was denied. Nevertheless, the suit survived – a sword of Damocles hanging over the “heads” of Warner Bros. and chilling the prospects of a sequel.
Well, moviegoers, rejoice! The parties have announced a settlement of the matter, the terms of which were not disclosed. We’re back on track for the production of yet another cinematographic masterpiece – The Hangover Part III.