Fairness Rocks News COURT REVERSES MISGUIDED FAIR USE RULING; RESTORES ORDER FOR PHOTO COPYRIGHTS


Fairness Rocks News COURT REVERSES MISGUIDED FAIR USE RULING; RESTORES ORDER FOR PHOTO COPYRIGHTS

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Author: David Walker

Date: April 26, 2019

Original Source: Photo District News

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COURT REVERSES MISGUIDED FAIR USE RULING; RESTORES ORDER FOR PHOTO COPYRIGHTS

In a new ruling meant to protect the incentive of professional photographers to create new work, a federal appeals court has rejected a controversial fair use ruling by a lower court. The earlier ruling, in the copyright infringement case of Brammer v. Violent Hues, held that an unauthorized use of a photograph qualified as fair use, even though it was a commercial use that did little to give any new meaning to the original photograph.

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