17 April 2009

Annals of Fair Use ~ Keeping the Courts Busy

American Apparel Billboard. Photograph © Susan Sermoneta.

Today The New York Times has brief reports on two legal battles that revolve around who gets to use photographs and for what purposes. The first story I've mentioned before, is the pot and kettle tussle between AP and Shepard Fairey. The second story is an update on a legal battle between Woddy Allen and American Apparel over the company's use of Allen's picture on billboards like the one above.

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