A New York federal judge has rejected a motion for partial summary judgment in a copyright lawsuit brought by the artist Lina Iris Viktor over the video to the song, "All The Stars," from the Black Panther soundtrack.
Viktor is suing Universal, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and others affiliated with the song and video. The British-Liberian artist contends that 19 seconds in the video displayed her distinctive paintings, which included Egyptian and African symbolism and gold leaf and black paint. (click here and watch the part of the video in question below)
The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Paul Engelmayer isn't any sort of determination about the merits of Viktor's claims. Rather, the decision addresses Viktor's damages demands.