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“Clark Rockefeller” Picture Ruling Addresses Copyrightable Elements of News Photographs

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on January 15, 2013 at 12:34 PM

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has decided a copyright case that addresses the important elements of what constitutes an expressive work capable of protection. The lines of what can be protected in news photography may not be as simple as the First Circuit opinion suggests.

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Topics: Beacon Hill Times, Harney v. Sony Pictures Television, First Circuit, Barack Obama, Eric McCormack, Clark Rockefeller, Shepard Fairey, Christian Gerhartsreiter, Copyright, Hope, Who is Clark Rockefeller

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