Comic artist Crumb sues Amazon

Comic book illustrator Robert Crumb is suing Amazon.com for alleged misuse of his artwork, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times (free registration may be required). The Times reports that, until 2003, the e-commerce giant is accused of using Crumb's well-known "Keep on Truckin'" design on its site when users performed a search with no results.

Crumb's lawyer, Jules Zalon, told the LA Times that Amazon took down the illustration immediately upon request, but the two parties have yet to agree on how Crumb should be compensated for the time in which Amazon allegedly used the copyrighted artwork.

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