Thursday, December 05, 2013

Artist Sues Over Lady Liberty Stamp Mix-up

Hannah Dreier of The Associated Press reports, "An embarrassing mistake involving a Statue of Liberty stamp could come back to haunt the U.S. Postal Service. The 'forever' stamp design released in 2011 was not based on the statue in New York Harbor, as intended, but on a replica outside the New York-New York casino hotel in Las Vegas. Now, the sculptor who made the Lady Liberty of the Las Vegas Strip is suing the government for copyright infringement."

According to the piece, "The two ladies do look unmistakably different. The Las Vegas sister has more stylish hair, and appears to be smirking slightly. Her crown also features a plaque, visible but not legible in the stamp, that reads, 'This One's For You Mom.'"

Drier points out that "In September, the artist who created the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington won a settlement of more than half a million dollars from the Postal Service on similar copyright infringement grounds."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:00 AM