PHOTOGRAPHIC COPYRIGHT LAW AS ILLUSTRATED BY CHE' GUEVARA

It is considered the most popular picture in the history photography, the iconic shot of the romantic bearded guerilla rebel, with dark curly hair under a black beret with red star, looking sternly off into the distance. Of course the photo is that of the Argentinean Marxist Che Guevara. With its fascinating history, this photo can also help to understand the copyright law of images. To better understand the topic of Copyright on Photographs, these questions will be answered: What is the Story Behind the Che Guevara Photograph?; What is General Copyright Law on Photographs?; What are the Copyright Issues for People, Places and Things Photographed?; What is Fair Use?, What are Moral Rights?; What Lawsuits Resulted From Guevara’s Picture?

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the Story Behind the Che Guevara Photograph?
What is General Copyright Law on Photographs?
What are the Copyright Issues for People, Places & Things Photographed?
What is Fair Use?, What are Moral Rights?
What Lawsuits Resulted From Guevaraz's Picture?

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