Presidential Photo Use for a Book Allowed? Parody Exception? for-Profit UNexception?
March 21, 2010 11:04 AM Subscribe
Using photo of the President for a "for profit" parody enterprise? Guide me, MeFi!
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am putting together a book with, let's call it "presidential humor." about our president.
Where can I get a picture (preferably free) that I can use on the book's cover? I'd assume Wikipedia (using the correct license for a particular image) but I am also under the impression that sing an image of a president in parody might NOT be OK if it is for profit?
1) can a photo of a president be used on a book (assuming I use a public domain photo?)
2) assuming a parody has special exception to it not being allowed, does the "for profit" angle make it forbidden?
you are not my lawyer... but any and all guidance would be appreciated!