07 March 2010

Annals of Fair Use: Relying on Inheritance & Copyright Laws to Protect Socialist Icon

Ernesto "Che" Guevara, 1960.
Photograph © Alberto Díaz "Korda" Gutiérrez.

So, according to this report in The Guardian, the heir of Alberto Díaz "Korda" Gutiérrez, who made this iconic photo of Che Guevara is seeking to engage in some socialist style "brand management." This, I suppose, is the converse of the irony of various capitalist entrepreneurs plastering the revolutionary's visage on all sorts of commodities.

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Blogger Humanette said...

an interesting twist to the fate of 'socialism', i suppose. It can either be seen as capitalism's 'win' over socialist ideals, or a new forming merger of the two?
a very interesting case though - as is the mere fact that this socialist icon became a fashion trend icon.

10 March, 2010 09:10  

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