HONOLULU, Hawaii – A big island artist alleging copyright infringement against an large internet company is taking his fight to federal court.
On Thursday, Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker and supporters took part in a scheduling conference at the U.S. District Court. They are taking CafePress.com to task for an incident that Parker says cost him $250,000 exclusive contract with an affiliate of Body Glove in Dubai.
That image was from this piece of Polynesian Pop Surrealistic Art entitled “Forbidden Island.”
Attorney for CafePress, Paul Maki, was on Oahu for the court proceeding.
Attorney Maki was specifically asked about the claim that Parker lost a big financial deal because of the unauthorized reproduction of his work.
“Tiki Shark” Parker had the backing of fellow artists in Hawaii. Some even came to the courthouse to wave signs. Parker was humbled by the support.
Attorneys say the next court date will be on March 17th when Maki will submit a motion to dismiss.