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Copyright Dispute over Tattoo in ‘Hangover II’ Is Settled

Posted Jun 22, 2011 5:30 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A tattoo artist has settled his lawsuit claiming The Hangover Part II used his copyrighted design on the face of actor Ed Helms.

Terms of the settlement were not revealed, report the Associated Press and the Hollywood Reporter. Tattoo artist S. Victor Whitmill had claimed in his suit that the Warner Bros. studio stole the copyrighted design of a tattoo he had created for prizefighter Mike Tyson.

Sources told the Hollywood Reporter that the settlement was reached during a daylong mediation Friday.

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