Friday, August 9, 2013
Wants to Use Police Photo of "Grateful Doe"
Permissions and Fair Use? You indicated that you requested permission from the Virginia State Police and have not heard back. That's understandable because they probably don't know how to deal with such requests. (Keep a record of this request in case you are ever hassled over your use -- it may mediate claims against you.) Although you have a strong fair use claim, as always, we discourage making that defense because, as we mentioned in a recent post, it's expensive to prove. Most likely the copyright owners will not care about your use.