Defeat in the similar conflict
Tina Turner fails in court
Tina Turner must accept defeat in court. An organizer who is suing her is allowed to advertise a salute display with a photo of her character.
Singer Tina Turner (82) has failed before the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) in Karlsruhe with a lawsuit against the organizer of the tribute show “Simply The Best – The Tina Turner Story” with her songs.
BGH ruled Thursday that Cofo Entertainment’s presentation could be made public with images of lead actress Dorothea “Coco” Fletcher, who is very similar to Turner. It was about balancing artistic freedom with the right to one’s image and one’s name.
According to the court, the posters are not deceptive
Turner worries that viewers will assume she was on the show because of the ad, which isn’t the case. She sued the regulator due to an injunction. She managed to do this before the Cologne Regional Court, but the Higher Regional Court rejected her claim on appeal. BGH found no legal errors in this ruling.
He explained that the poster actually gives the impression that Turner is drawn to it. According to art copyright law, this is permitted here. BGH emphasized that the ad should not pretend that Turner was actually involved in the show – but that claim cannot be inferred from the posters either. (AFP)
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