Re: [rumori] Re: [plunderphonia] sampling = free promotion

Nicola Battista (
Tue, 06 Jul 1999 15:18:41 +0200

>>Ironically enough, your face isn't copyrighted. Although, I would say,
>>if it ever appeared on national TV, I'd certainly consider suing over
>>But I believe people can take pictures of you all day long. Hence the
>>tabloid paparazzi.
>>The idea being something like, well, your face is part of the world, it
>>just exists, and so can't have a copyright.

well-- I'm not aware of law on other countries on this point. In Italy we
have a "right to image", i.e. if someone uses a picture of you you can
oppose to that kind of use. There are lots of crappy magazines showing
actors, tv personalities, models etc. caught naked on a beach by a hidden
camera or things like that, and while some of these so-called famous people
just let the magazines and the paparazzi do whatever they want (hey! free
publicity!!) some other go on and sue the photographer and the magazine.

btw-- If Offspring ;) put my picture on a female body and then stick that
image on their cover I would have a laugh and enjoy the free publicity too

Nicola (Dj Batman) Battista

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