A Los Angeles artist, Dereck Seltzer, has filed a lawsuit against the punk rock band Green Day alleging copyright infringement of his original artwork. The image was featured and displayed on the band's website, appeared in on of their music videos and displayed at venues. According to Green Day's copyright infringement attorney, Don Passman, the image was provided to Green Day from a reputable company.
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