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Academic’s grandaughter sues Nirvana over use of ‘Vestibule’ image


Nirvana for copyright infringement.A suit filed by Jocelyn Susan Bundy alleges that Nirvana have been using an image created by Scott-Giles on their merchandise without permission since 1997.Scott-Giles is best known for having produced several academic books on heraldry in the 1950s and 1960sThe image in question is a map of the circles of hell as described by 14th century writer Dante Alighieri in the Inferno section of his epic poem The Divine Comedy, which has appeared on Nirvana-branded t-shirts among other merch.Although Bundy’s suit is officially suing the band for using the image since 1997, her suit says the band have been using the so-called ‘Vestibule’ design as far back as 1989.

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