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.