[there is a First Amendment right to place the image of the Dalai Lama or the Pope in a violent shoot-em-up game against their wishes.]
I think I played a Flash game about that? Or maybe it was a President Bush Flash game?
Former NFL player and pro-wrestler Lenwood Hamilton has asked the Supreme Court to revive his suit accusing Microsoft and Epic Games of using his likeness in the Gears of War game franchise. Things weren't going well for Hamilton when we last checked in on his legal tussle in 2019, and the most recent petition [PDF], filed …
Depending on the country you may need a model release for some street photography if the person is identifiable; check with a local attorney who is knowledgeable about local privacy laws. What is legal in Feraldom is often not legal in other countries. But likenesses of public figures (an athlete usually qualifies) will often need a model release for commercial purposes.
The GTA woman looked like a generic blonde starlet to me, but then I'm better at distinguishing some faces than I am others.
Or perhaps it says something about the Hollywood system that lots of women who look like Lindsay Lohan (or Alicia Silverstone) are cast in films and on TV.
'the differences were enough to satisfy the Transformative Use standard." and concerns of "a First Amendment right to place the image of the Dalai Lama or the Pope in a violent shoot-em-up game against their wishes."
Quite! /A/ Pope is fine, using /the/ Pope should need his permission.
Probably the sort of complaint a normal person could resolve with a glance at a couple of pictures.
Now lawyers are involved, years.
Were there any legal
wranglesgrapples with this?
I presume the video game would have had some sort of agreement with the people featured therein
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