Roger Dean v. James Cameron; the Avatar Litigation Roundup
If you have been watching the news, or following this blog, you may know that there was a U.S. Federal Court case between Roger Dean (the cover artist for Yes, Asia, and other bands) and filmmaker James Cameron (famous for Avatar, Titanic, Aliens, and The Terminator). Roger Dean sued James Cameron claiming Cameron swiped Dean’s images and concepts for his record breaking blockbuster film Avatar. I have posted extensively on the subject as I am a rabid Yes and Roger Dean fan.
As I posted a while back, the case has now come to a close. Now that the matter is over, I thought it would be helpful to collate all of my posts on the subject so you can see the progression of the case. Unfortunately, Roger Dean did not come out on the winning end of the case and, hopefully, the posts below can sufficiently explain what happened and why the case wound up the way it did.
Here you go:
- Podcast: Two Ways in Which Bands are Businesses and Intellectual Property and Contract Mistakes Sink Them (featuring James W. Cushing, Esquire!)
- Dean v. Cameron: Dean Decides to Leave It
- Dean v. Cameron Copyright Law Podcast Featuring James W. Cushing!
- Court Says “No” To Artist for the Band Yes
- 5/14 Update on Roger Dean v. James Cameron
- Roger Dean and Avatar Revisited: Copyright Infringement? (with images!)
- A Prog Rock law suit? Roger Dean says “Yes!”