Friday, January 11, 2013
Can We Use Yearbook Photos in Our Music Video?
Fair use? We're not sure about your fair use defense; it all depends on whether your use of the photo could be considered transformative. Maybe ... but it really doesn't matter because as readers of this blog are aware, even when the experts claim it's a fair use, that often has little practical effect.
Bottom line dept. Are yearbook photographers from 30 and 40 years ago likely to see your video, recognize their photos, and complain? We think the chances are slim.