CHICAGO (AP) — The National Rifle Association says it will remove an image of Chicago’s famous bean-shaped sculpture from a video advertisement, ending a legal dispute that began this year after the artist sued for copyright infringement.
The Chicago Tribune reports that British artist Anish Kapoor says he’s “pleased to declare victory over the NRA.”READ MORE: SUV Crashes Into Jefferson Park Home, Landing In Basement; Driver Hospitalized
Kapoor filed a lawsuit in June over the NRA’s use of a picture of the Cloud Gate sculpture in a video released in April 2017.READ MORE: COVID-19 Update: Indiana Reports 736 New COVID-19 Cases, 17 Additional Deaths
He alleged that the NRA didn’t have permission to use the image commercially and sought to have the image removed, along with damages for copyright infringement.
NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam characterized the lawsuit as “baseless.” He says the NRA didn’t pay Kapoor any of the damages his lawsuit sought.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Illinois: Officials Report 1,249 New COVID-19 Cases, Including 22 Additional Deaths
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