Saturday, June 10, 2023

Judge Posner, My Use of Photo Is Fair Use

When asked if his use of a copyrighted photograph of Bob Marley in a judicial opinion was fair use, 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner had this to say.

“It’s not as if we’re selling our opinions in competition with a photographer,” he said. “Using the photo in a judicial opinion couldn’t conceivably be hurting the copyright holder.”

The case, Grayson v. Schuler, concerns the right of a prisoner with dreadlocks to refuse a haircut on religious grounds.

Via Reuters.


Tags: , , , ,


No comments so far.
  • Leave a Reply
    Your gravatar
    Your Name


Clancco, Clancco: The Source for Art & Law,, and Art & Law are trademarks owned by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento. The views expressed on this site are those of Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento and of the artists and writers who submit to They are not the views of any other organization, legal or otherwise. All content contained on or made available through is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice and no attorney-client relationship is formed, nor is anything submitted to treated as confidential.

Website Terms of Use, Privacy, and Applicable Law.

Switch to our mobile site