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May 14th, 2007 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

May. 14th, 2007

03:21 am - links for 2007-05-14

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06:47 pm - One of these is not like the others

070514_foto, originally uploaded by crasch.

Via dashing.

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08:15 pm - Evidence that IP laws are out of control, exhibit #902


In California, the statute has been expanded to also protect the use of one’s likeness or persona, which means that even if there is no picture of the person, it is still forbidden to use anything recognizable or a signature of that person without consent. In 1993, Vanna White won a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics over their use of a robot turning letters on a game show in a futuristic ad. White claimed that the ad evoked her image, even though Samsung did not use her name or picture.

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