The Ashley Dupre Pics and Fair Use

[This post also appears at Black Star Rising.] The issue of fair use of copyrighted photographs has surfaced in the Eliot Spitzer scandal, with Ashley Dupre’s lawyer blasting media outlets for publishing pics pulled from the call girl’s MySpace page. High-profile attorney Don Buchwald said he would take steps “to protect Ms. Dupre from any […]

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Paparazzi: The Porn Stars of Photojournalism?

[The following post also appears at Black Star Rising.] As I recently read photographer Nick Stern’s account of the mounting guilt that ultimately drove him to quit Splash Pictures, it reminded me of the quaint apologies we used to get from porn stars like Linda Lovelace when they left the adult-film business. Whatever the financial […]

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