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Suit Against Playgirl Settled

March 24, 1998

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A photography company specializing in nude men settled its copyright infringement lawsuit against Playgirl for running its picture of an Antonio Banderas look-alike.

The terms of the settlement Monday were not disclosed.

Jim French, who owns Colt Inc., sued the magazine because the fake Banderas shot had previously appeared in a Colt calendar in 1994.

The picture ran in Playgirl’s February 1997 issue with the caption: ``This photo was taken off the Internet. Supposedly it is Antonio Banderas. You, the reader, be the judge.″

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