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Friday, July 02, 2010
Fair Use Fridays: Hula Photo Infringement?
Is making a stained glass window substantially similar to a copyrighted photograph fair use? Does it matter that the pose and costume is part of an ancient hula tradition? Copyright meets cultural heritage. Compare, decide and read what the court said. Last December I attended the first annual Federal Bar Association Hawaii Chapter Conference and got a chance to discuss the case with the judge who decided it. I hope to go to Hawaii again this December, it is probably the best place in the world to get CLE credit and talk to federal judges bedecked in leis...
Reece v. Island Treasures Art Gallery, Inc., 2006 WL 3804685 (D. Haw. 2006).
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