Lawsuit over ‘sexy’ Statue of Liberty postage stamp set for trial

August 11, 2017

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

Is the Statue of Liberty replica in Las Vegas “sexier” than the Statue of Liberty in New York City? An embarrassing mishap involving the United States Postal Service and the Statue of Liberty is heading to federal court.

Back in 2011, the USPS meant to use the actual statue on its forever stamp but instead accidentally used the Las Vegas replica.

The employee overseeing the creation of the stamp reportedly selected a Getty image of Lady Liberty in front of the New York-New York hotel-casino by mistake and printed four billion copies. The case is headed to trial in the United States Court of Federal Claims in September, where a judge will determine if the government will have to pay for that mistake.

Robert Davidson, the artist of the Las Vegas replica, took the postal service to court and filed a copyright lawsuit with the claim that his version was used without permission. He said that his version of the Statue of Liberty is more “sultry” and “sexier than the original”

The case has been a court battle ever since, but recently the court said it couldn’t rule on whether Davidson’s replica was different enough from the real thing to qualify for copyright infringement.

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21 Comments on "Lawsuit over ‘sexy’ Statue of Liberty postage stamp set for trial"

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Linda Houston Cottrill

Wow

Patricia Dickinson Sparks

Thats just stupid.

Sherry Stiles

Sexy?

Michael Mohr

I hope they rule against him. For no other treason that he considers the Statue of Liberty he made sexy and just copied someone elses work himself. What an idiot.

Pam McDaniel Cox

Why cant we just have a few different stamps or 1 as far as im concerned… What a waste of money. There are so many that even collectors cant keep up…

Linda Collins

Because there are people that ARE interested.

Pam McDaniel Cox

Linda Collins i guess but how can anyone collect as many as they put out. Kinda hard to keep up😢

Barbara A. Albright

How does the Usps manage so much stupidness ?? Unbelievable

Johnny Criss

Because the USPS management revel in stupidity…it’s what they do!

Jacob Ibarra

If someone thinks the Statue of Liberty is sexy, I’ve got bad news for you.

Cathy Urroz Calzada

Matthew Campanile did u see this. LoL!

Matthew Campanile

The guy needs to be sueing everyone that ever took a picture of it then and and not just the post office! Almost hard to believe this is real!

Cheryl Guild Harms

Stupid

Shandy Huff

Really?

Cassie Semones

So ridiculous! Smh

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