James Cameron’s Avatar sued – again – by artist for copyright infringement


It’s been four years since it was released, but copyright lawsuits keep getting lobbed at James Cameron’s $2.8 billion grossing Avatar.

The latest suit comes from artist William Roger Dean, who is responsible for the fantastical album covers of Yes, Asia, and others.

According to Deadline, Dean is seeking more than $50 million in damages.

He suggests his ubiquitous work – as well as a movie proposal that he took to Cannes in 2005 – was ripped off by Cameron in the creation of Pandora.

Dean is also taking aim at Cameron’s two planned sequels and one potential prequel, not to mention a ‘Disney World Avatar-themed attraction.’

The complaint was filed June 27 in New York.

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