I spoke with David Langford this afternoon. He said that he is sad and embarrassed about this.
“I’m a proud Texan. I love my state, but they put me in this position,” said Langford.
A photographer is suing Texas over roughly 4.5 million vehicle inspection stickers that appear to incorporate, without his authorization, an image of a saddle-toting cowboy he created in 1984.
Plaintiff David K. Langford wants the court to block the Department of Public Safety from further use or issuance of the stickers, the design of which he says is based on his copyrighted photo, “Days End 2.”
The stickers were produced by state prison inmates under a Texas Department of Criminal Justice contract with the DPS. Both agencies, which are named as defendants, declined comment…
Read the full story in mysanantonio.com: Suit centers on silhouette cowboy