Monday, December 14, 2009

Tila Tequila sued for Copyright Infringement

San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman sought the court’s intervention for a copyright infringement suit he filed against Yila Nguyen a.k.a Tila Tequila.

Merriman alleged that Tila used his pictures to drive traffic to her site. He claimed that his business dealing with Walmart for a t-shirt distribution was delayed due to Tila’s use of his “Lights Out” trademark. He added that with such use, consumers were led to believe that there was an affiliation, connection, sponsorship or other form of relationship between them.

A copyright owner has the exclusive right to reproduce or perform a copyrighted work. Any prohibited use by another will give rise to a case of copyright infringement.

In this case, if Tila is found to be violating the copyright law, she shall be made liable for it. It is advised that she consult with a copyright lawyer to defend herself in court.