Re: The approximate image of...

Subject: Re: The approximate image of...
From: "Karen L. Zorn" <k -dot- zorn -at- zorntech -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008 16:44:36 -0700

McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:

I understand that makers of films/videos/printed mass media are
supposed to get a signed waiver before using someone's recognizable
image in a published work. There's some fair-use doctrine that might
protect purveyors of news... or I could be wrong on that...

A company I once worked at used Albert Einstein's image to promote it's brilliant new medical equipment; they were promptly sued by Einstein's heirs who own the rights. Also, Fred Astair's heirs have the rights to his image. It is always best to check before you use an image, especially those iconic ones.

Karen L. Zorn
ZornTech LLC
Mesa, AZ
Current temp: 68 and partially cloudy.

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