PoliticalCartoons.com sells reprint rights to the cartoons they publish on the page where the cartoons themselves are published.
I wonder to what extent this prevents people from appropriating the cartoons without paying for them. This arrangement makes it perfectly clear that you are not entitled to use the cartoons without paying for the legal right to do so, and makes it convenient to pay for them right there. The prices seem reasonable.
I’d love to know whether this approach is working.
July 23, 2009 at 8:49 pm
Well, their In-Classroom price is a little high since it’s not against copyright for a teacher to use them without paying.
From the actual law governing fair use: “the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.”