Courtesy of Law360:

Law360, New York (January 07, 2013, 1:01 PM ET) —Electronic Arts Inc. and former NFL running back Ricky Williams were sued recently in Louisiana federal court by a tattoo artist who claims EA used his copyrighted artwork when it put Williams on the cover of its “NFL Street” video game.

Stephen Allen, a tattoo artist and owner of Crybabies Tattoo in Shreveport, La., alleged in a Dec. 31 complaint that EA infringed a copyright by using an image of Williams on the cover of “NFL Street,” a game first released in 2004. The game cover, which Allen says he became aware of in 2010, shows tattoo artwork that he inked on Williams’ arms in 2003, according to the suit.

The case is Stephen Allen v. Electronic Arts Inc. et al., case number 5:12-cv-03172, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

We will follow the case and keep you updated.

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