Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fair Use

Today I'd like to consider "fair use" in the context of blogs. The issue of manipulation of copyrighted images is well exemplified by the case of the Obama "Hope" poster. Here, the A.P. sued the creator of the poster claiming that the work was based on a photo of Obama taken by one of its freelance photographers.

Reading the linked article, Suciô has a couple of takeaways:
  • the pot of money involved, $800k, was big enough to attract legal flies,
  • the artist covered up his use of the original picture.
Suciô will happy acknowledge claims of ownership of images by any renaissance artists, long-dead photographers or shyster lawyers who wish to contact him. They are welcome to their share of the miniscule puddle of imaginary money that Adsense will find some excuse to avoid paying at some future date.

 Suciô is particularly keen to hear from the East European tentacle-scat-pornographers responsible for the image underlying Cthulthu girl:

Sauce?!


Suciô does not wish to hear from the owner of Barney Frank's body.

28 comments:

  1. LOL Cthulu coming out of that girls mouth is just too funny!

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  2. Horrible Cthulhu picture, poor girl :(

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  3. great post supportin & following you !

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  4. I would've lied and tried to cover my tracks too, I don't blame the guy

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  5. not sure which photo is more disturbing...

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  6. too many people don't understand copyright laws

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  7. Fair use can be a tough subject

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  8. you are gonna need to put the content warning for that

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  9. @ TechnoMac : LoL they've both been in my header for weeks! The eye sees what it's told to see. Palin's nipples FTW.

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  10. It's so lame. Hope things REALLY start to CHANGE.

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  11. I think I saw the owner of that body on casual encounters

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  12. I was away for the weekend and I'm so happy to ready you again !

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  13. Erica does not wish to hear from the body of Barney Frank's body either.

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