ARTIST SET­TLES SUIT VS. LA­MAR OVER ‘PAN­THER’ VIDEO

Lexington Herald-Leader (Sunday) - - From The Front - — NEW YORK TIMES — ASSOCIATED PRESS

Artist Lina Iris Vik­tor has agreed to set­tle a law­suit she filed against Ken­drick La­mar and singer SZA say­ing their mu­sic video for “All the Stars,” part of the “Black Pan­ther” sound­track, used her work with­out per­mis­sion.

Vik­tor, a Bri­tish-Liberian artist, was ap­proached twice by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the movie ask­ing if her work could be used in the film or as part of its pro­mo­tion. Af­ter deem­ing the agree­ment too re­stric­tive, she said no.

None­the­less, part of the video “is so clearly a copy of the artists’s work,” ac­cord­ing to the com­plaint, which was filed in fed­eral court in New York in Fe­bru­ary. Vik­tor sued for a por­tion of the prof­its from the sale of the sin­gle and the movie sound­track.

A set­tle­ment agree­ment was reached in prin­ci­pal on Dec. 20, ac­cord­ing to court fil­ings, and the par­ties have 45 days to fi­nal­ize the de­tails.

UK HON­ORS CAVE RES­CUE DIVERS, TWIGGY, PALIN

Bri­tish divers who res­cued young soc­cer play­ers trapped in a flooded cave in Thai­land are among those be­ing rec­og­nized in Bri­tain’s New Year’s Hon­ors List, along with 1960s model Twiggy and Monty Python star Michael Palin.

Twiggy, a model who shot to star­dom dur­ing the Bea­tles era, will be­come a “dame” – the fe­male equiv­a­lent of a knight – while Palin, whose sec­ond ca­reer has seen him be­come an ac­claimed travel doc­u­men­tary maker, re­ceives a knight­hood.

Jim Carter, who played the acer­bic Mr. Car­son in “Down­ton Abbey,” was also rec­og­nized, as was film­maker Christo­pher Nolan, di­rec­tor of “In­cep­tion” and “Dunkirk,” and best­selling au­thor Philip Pull­man, cre­ator of the “Dark Ma­te­ri­als” tril­ogy.

The list re­leased Fri­day also named 43 peo­ple who re­sponded to the ex­trem­ist at­tacks in Manch­ester and Lon­don in 2017.

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