Misty Copeland, her manager Gilda Squire, and Harpo, Inc. (that's Oprah Winfrey's Harpo) were sued today in Connecticut District Court by legendary photographer Harvey Edwards for copyright infringement (17:101). (Court case number 3:14-cv-01762; RFC case number C-H14-1762M)
The complaint centers around the unauthorized use of Edwards' very famous images entitled Leg Warmers and Ballet Slippers including during an OWN TV program that devoted some time to Copeland.
A quick search of the internet shows that the photographer has for several months been reaching out over social media to complain about unauthorized use of his iconic images in material that features Copeland.
David P. Friedman and Kristen L. Zaehringer of Murtha Cullina LLP are counsel for the plaintiff.
What dancer over the age of __ doesn't remember those posters? Haglund had the Leg Warmers poster hanging on his bedroom wall for years. We'll try to keep everyone updated on the case, but those Haglund'eelers who are members of the bar in addition to frequenting the barre might be able to help us out with information.
Edited to add: Here's a link to a PDF copy of the complaint.