Jury Finds Unauthorized Use of Photo=Fair Use
This can affect everyone but people like :iconcweeks: could really be impacted by something like this travisty.
From the PhotoAttorney website - http://www.photoattorney.coml
This all starts back in January of this year....
Editorial Use May Not Always Be Fair Use
Copyright law includes the doctrine of "fair use" that allows unauthorized use of copyrights in certain circumstances. The courts recognize that free expression and avoiding law suits over minor issues are more important than protecting intellectual property rights. The doctrine of fair use means that copying will not infringe a copyright when it is "for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship or research."
Newspapers generally use copyrighted materials freely, depending on fair use. But they may have gone too far this time.
Chris Harris is a photographer who has shot for The New York Times and Time and Newsweek magazines. He now teaches mass communications at a university in Tenn