A federal appeals court in Atlanta sided today in favor of Daniel Moore in the most significant issues of the University of Alabama's 7-year-old case against the Birmingham artist.
The university had claimed that Moore's paintings of Alabama football violated the school's trademark rights. The 11th U.S. Circuit of Appeals upheld a district court's ruling that Moore's paintings and prints are protected by the First Amendment, and reversed the lower court's decision by also protecting Moore's prints on calendars.
— Artist Daniel Moore wins key issues in appeals case over Alabama paintings | al.com Daniel Moore jumped the shark about 10 paintings (this year ZING!) ago, but glad to see he's winning. The lawsuit against him has to be one of the most boneheaded decisions by the University since Mike Price, from a waste of time and resources angle to just plain old public relations. Let it go already.