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Nirvana Headed to United Kingdom for ‘Upper Hell’ Copyright Suit

Oct. 22, 2021, 2:06 PM

Courts in the United Kingdom are in a better position to hear a suit against Nirvana LLC for selling merchandise that allegedly infringes the copyright in the illustration “Upper Hell” from the 1949 translation of Dante’s Inferno, a federal court in California said.

Jocely Bundy owns the copyright in the illustration, which was drawn by her grandfather, C.W. Scott-Giles. She filed her suit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She claims that Nirvana LLC, which handles licensing and sales for the band Nirvana, and other companies sold the infringing merchandise in the U.S. and abroad, ...

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