"I blogged about this case back when the magistrate judge issued his report, but today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit affirmed (Katz v. Chevaldina), and concluded that defendant Irina Chevaldina’s use of the photo shown above is a fair use. The twist: The subject of the photo, Raanan Katz, bought the photo after it was published and used by Chevaldina, and then sued her in his capacity as now-owner of the photograph. No dice, said the court, concluding — in my view correctly — that Chevaldina’s use was a “fair use” and thus not an infringement..."
Friday, September 18, 2015
Big new copyright fair use decision involving part owner of Miami Heat; Washington Post, 9/17/15
Eugene Volokh, Washington Post; Big new copyright fair use decision involving part owner of Miami Heat: