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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
More Mantei Te'o Fallout: Copyright Infringement

Over on Madisonian, Boston College Law Professor Fred Yen observes a point that I haven't seen raised elsewhere: Diane O'Meara may be able to sue Ronaiah Tuiasosopo for infringement (up to $150K per photo).


I just posted this over there, but: I don't believe the copyright in a photo rests w/ the subject of the photo, I believe it rests with the person who took it (which may be O'Meara, although not necessarily). A different approach would be some sort of right of publicity tort, for using her image w/o permission.

Blogger Howard Wasserman -- 1/23/2013 3:32 PM  

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