David LaChapelle Wins Pre-Trial Ruling Against Rihanna

A federal court has refused to dismiss David LaChapelles copyright claim against pop singer Rihanna over a music video with scenes allegedly copied from several of LaChapelles images. The ruling, by the US District Court in New York City, means the photographers claim can now go to trial.LaChapelle filed suit in February, alleging that some … Continue reading

The limitations of fair use

Here’s a good summary of the limitations of fair use from Jonathan Baileys article The Limitations of Fair Use.1. Focus on commentary and criticism: Make sure that you are using the work to talk about it. Using a passage from a book to review it, quoting from an essay to rebut it or showing a … Continue reading

Reblog this at your own legal risk | Technology | Los Angeles Times

I replied that ‘this comment sums it up’ – the law is way behind and it is a practice that has been done in the past now technology just makes it so quick and easy – and I only believe that it will become the norm. Dont want your images or information shared/collected then dont … Continue reading

Creative Commons — Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported — CC BY-NC 3.0

This link has the symbols used and the short human readable version of the outline Creative Commons — Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported — CC BY-NC 3.0.

Creative Commons Legal Code

This spells out what is required if you are using someone elses work or displaying it. So far in my research so long as you attribute your source or provide a link then it is ok considering fair use policies.   Creative Commons Legal Code. Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia CREATIVE COMMONS CORPORATION IS NOT … Continue reading

French Photographer Patrick Cariou on His Copyright Suit Victory Against Richard Prince and Gagosian – ARTINFO.com

Makes you wonder if a negotiated position could not have been sought prior to the judges ruling – I think so – I believe Prince was caught up in his own arrogance – and I believe that Caruou was fucked off about the amount of images that Prince used in his work a lesser amount … Continue reading

Copyrights and Copy Wrongs: Learning from the Legal Precedents Set by Jeff Koons, Shepard Fairey, and Others – ARTINFO.com

Was interesting that Warhol always managed to negotiate his appropriation by offering works to the people he offended. I have to say that taking 41images from one source is not what I would have done and is a bit rich I think.   Patrick Carious victory last Friday in his copyright suit against artist Richard … Continue reading