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Q: I need to get copyright permission for a t-shirt made with janis joplin's photo?

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Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
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  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: yes.

You would need the photographer's permission and her permission in order to stay out of trouble.

Steve Charles Vondran
Steve Charles Vondran
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  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA

A: This is not legal advice. I would have a lawyer look at this before you jump in especially if you are investing a lot of money. There can be rights of publicity issues and her estate could own some rights. Tread cautiously. Attorney Steve®

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