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- OT: Legal Image and Sound clip use question
- VooDoo Dolly
August 21, 2004, 2:47 am
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am hoping the wise and great site developers can provide some sage advice
with my legal question.
I am developing a website with a picture of Howard Dean on the opening page
and it plays the infamous Dean Scream when accessed. If I go ahead and try
to sell something on this site is that an inappropriate use of the image and
voice? If so can I get around it? I haven't posted the URL because I do
not want to spam but I will if it is germane to the reply. Please don't
slam me too hard if it's a blatant violation since I know Nothing about
copyright law. Thanks for your time.
Re: OT: Legal Image and Sound clip use question
Assume that no copyright laws existed. I would not use somebody else's image,
voice, or intellectual property without their clear consent. These items
belong to that person, with or without legal backing.
I do not subscribe to the flawed notion that public figures (government,
entertainment, business, etcetera) relinquish a certain amount of privacy as a
consequence of their celebrity. This is a morally bankrupt way of saying "I
want to profit from invading somebody else's privacy but I still want to feel
good about myself at the end of the day, even if my actions bring harm to that
Markets, not mandates and mob rule.
Consent, not compulsion.