Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Copyright and Rights of Publicity in the Stolen Scream
The Stolen Scream: A Story About Noam Galai from FStoppers on Vimeo.
Thanks to Patrick Hall @phfactorblog for pointing the Copyright Litigation Blog to this interesting meditation of a man whose copyrighted image of himself was stolen by thousands around the world and his mixed feelings as an artist. Great video.
A photographer owns the copyright in the image he creates.
In some jurisdictions and to some degrees, a person may own their "right of publicity" - that is the right to use their name or image in commerce.
You will enjoy Noam Galai's story and be astonished at the extraordinary revolutionary power of one man's photograph....and the power of the internet.
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Labels: art law, copyright infringement, copyright law, fair use doctrine, photography, photography law, rights of publicity
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