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- Posted on Mar 29th 2010 1:30PM by John D. Luerssen
Responding to news of the suit on Friday, the band's attorney Don Passman told TMZ that Green Day received the picture from a reputable outfit. "Green Day received Mr. Seltzer's image from a responsible company and was unaware that there could be any copyright or other issues," Passman said.
In a statement, Seltzer's attorney Todd Bonder said that he was unsuccessful in his attempts to settle the matter with Green Day. Citing the Lanham Trademark Act, Seltzer himself explained, "I remember seeing my own artwork as the backdrop onstage during a clip of their concert and I was astonished. Green Day chose my original artwork as the backdrop for all of their promotional materials and concert performances with absolutely no consideration for 'Scream Icon''s copyright."
"They added the cross, but my artwork was clearly and deliberately used," Seltzer continued. "Even after I complained, they continued to use it, offering me concert tickets in settlement."