Suit Against Playgirl Settled
Mar. 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.''