Oh boy, I’m not sure how this is going to play out. Roger Dean is a British artist who is most famous for his album cover art for the rock group YES and ASIA. He has done some pretty incredible work.
He has filed a lawsuit against movie director James Cameron. He is claiming that his artwork was copied in the making of his film “Avatar”. He is saying that people close to the film and the production of the film had used his artwork as a template to the creation of the movie.
The lawsuit claims the film copied “stone arches” and “floating mountains” and the antennae and markings on the flying creatures. Dean would like $1.5 million dollars. Bert Fields is the lawyer for James Cameron and he says James Cameron “is the most original and creative person in the motion picture business today” and that he does not need to copy from anyone.
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