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The ONLY case I know of DID not involve and academic use but
the publication Variety. It was a scary case because it was decided
by summery judgement that they could NOT use a publicity still which
ironically they HAD permission from the publisher of the still (MGM)
but NOT the owner of the film ( a cranky guy in New York) This MAY have been
overturned on appeal but I don't know.
I found that it is not so much any actual legal rulings but
a general skittishness among publishers that has lead to a rapid
increase in their refusal to use photos without written permission

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> From: "Pizzato, Mark" <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 14:37:49 -0500
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> Subject: Copyright for Film Stills
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> Does anyone know of cases where authors of academic books (monographs, not
> textbooks) were sued by film companies for using photo stills as
> illustrations without written permission?
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> Or does "fair use" cover that--along with their use in periodical articles?
>
> What is the current risk in using production photos from films, as academic
> book illustrations, without permission?
>
> mp
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