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PHOTOGRAPHER COMES OUT ON TOP IN ‘WOLF’ COPYRIGHT CASE

In 2014, fashion brand Antonia Marras put nearly 50 looks on the runway during Milan Fashion Week. The theme for the collection was ‘the wolf and the moon’ and many of the pieces bore an image of a wolf which had been taken by photographer Daniel J. Cox. Marras never obtained permission from Cox to use the wolf image and Cox subsequently issued court proceedings in Italy for infringement of the copyright in the photograph.…
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Do photographers always require signed image release forms?

In short – sometimes they will, sometimes they won’t. The key issues at play are: i)                    does a photograph amount to “personal data”?; and ii)                   did the individual being photographed reasonably expect privacy at the time of the photograph being taken? Let’s look at each in turn: i)                    Most of the time, photographs will be “personal data” provided that an individual can be identified from that image. In fact, any information which can be used…
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Spotify rocked by Mötley Crüe copyright infringement claim

The popular music streaming site and app is facing claims of copyright infringement by famed Californian rock and roll photographer Neil Zlozower over its alleged use of a photograph of the American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe on its web player. Zlozower has filed a copyright infringement claim in New York against Spotify claiming that Spotify have used his photograph without his permission. As part of the claim Zlozower alleges that “Spotify used the photograph…
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