Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Can Political Opponent Use Cake Throwing Photo?
Copyright. If the photograph was reproduced without authorization, the opponent may have committed copyright infringement. The copyright owner -- probably the photographer -- could bring that claim (not your friend). Copyright lawsuits in political campaigns are used strategically, or to distance a copyright owner from a candidate. Some political infringements are excused as a fair use and most are resolved long after the campaign has ended.