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Don’t Start Copyright Battles You Don’t Understand

By January 10, 2020 January 13th, 2020 Strictly Business Blog

Screenshot of article posted on The Illusion of MoreCross-posted by The Illusion of More.  [By David Newhoff]  Copyright infringement is a permanent source of angst and anxiety for all photographers, but also for other creators. Prince and his estate has something to offer as another lesson. Along with the description of the case, there is a link to the judgement, worth reading as a good exercise in becoming comfortable with legalese.

“Every once in a while, a copyright litigation story makes a fine cautionary tale for users of social platforms, and this is true partly because the conflict tends to spawn misleading headlines or comments that add fuel to an outrage already borne of ignorance.  In this case, I am referring to Prince’s estate easily prevailing on summary judgment in a copyright dispute with a YouTuber named Kian Habib. “

Don’t Start Copyright Battles You Don’t Understand


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