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To: Red Steel
Simply stated, you cannot use a person’ image to sell anything

These people are in the public domain. And exactly what product is McCain selling? Idiots...

37 posted on 08/05/2008 12:39:34 PM PDT by nikos1121 (The first black president of the US should be at least a "Jackie Robinson.")
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To: nikos1121
These people are in the public domain. And exactly what product is McCain selling? Idiots...

Could you, for example, take Tom Cruise's face and name (without his permission) and create a brand of Tom Cruise Salsa or whatever? Of course not. And you couldn't use his name and face as part of a political ad, either, without his permission.

46 posted on 08/05/2008 12:46:05 PM PDT by Citizen Blade ("Please... I go through everyone's trash." The Question)
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To: nikos1121

No they aren’t. A “public figure” such as a politician is not the same as a celebrity who likeness is their income.
You can use “public figures” likenesses, not celebrities.

However McCain simply compared Obama’s celebrity status to that of Paris & Britney in a political ad, so I think they’ll lose that case.


68 posted on 08/05/2008 1:12:50 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us -nature photography desktop wallpapers)
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