Illustrator Randy Stratton Sues Clothing Company For Copyright Infringement

copyright-registration-infringement-randy-stratton-t-shirt-upper-playground.jpgLos Angeles, CA – Randy Stratton’s illustrations are featured in a book entitled “Build This Bong: Instructions and Diagrams for 40 Bongs, Pipes, and Hookahs.” Stratton registered his works with the U.S. Copyright Office. Stratton alleges that Defendant Upper Playground has, without Stratton’s authorization, copied Stratton’s works onto T-shirts sold to the public at large. “Plaintiff has demanded that some or all of the named Defendants cease and desist from all sales and manufacturing of garments incorporating Plaintiff’s copyright work, and cease and desist from printing the copyrighted work without Plaintiff’s consent.” Having allegedly not received a response to his demand that defendants cease their infringing conduct, Plaintiff was forced to file the instant lawsuit accusing defendants of willful and intentional infringement. The case is Randy Stratton V. Upper Playground Enterprises, Inc., CV09-8796 JC (C.D. Cal. 2009).