Stylized Derivative of Wisconsin Major Photo on T-Shirt Deemed Fair Use

by Nancy Wolff, PACA Counsel   Michael Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation LLC and Underground Printing-Wisconsin LLC, No. 13-3004 (7th Cir., September 15, 2014) Michael Kienitz photographed the Wisconsin major, Paul Klogin, at his 2011 inauguration.  With Kienitz’s permission (but no fee), the major posted the portrait on the official city’s website.  An artist operating under Sconnie Nation […]

Stylized Derivative of Wisconsin Major Photo on T-Shirt Deemed Fair Use

by Nancy Wolff, PACA Counsel   Michael Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation LLC and Underground Printing-Wisconsin LLC, No. 13-3004 (7th Cir., September 15, 2014) Michael Kienitz photographed the Wisconsin major, Paul Klogin, at his 2011 inauguration.  With Kienitz’s permission (but no fee), the major posted the portrait on the official city’s website.  An artist operating under Sconnie […]