The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws used an unsanctioned photo of Obama as a college freshman for their annual conference poster. The photographer, Lisa Jack, is peeved. James Joyner writes:
Fair use satire? Or theft of intellectual property? I’m not an attorney and intellectual property law is particularly complicated. NORML is engaging in political satire, for which the courts have tended to grant substantial leniency, but also selling the posters for profit, which tends to limit fair use claims. Regardless, it’s amusing that NORML has prominently placed a copyright notice on its creation.
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