Fight Over NFL Star's Statue Hinges On Who Holds Copyright

By David Steele (March 20, 2024, 9:07 AM EDT) -- The works of sculptors, like those of other artists, are protected by the fair use doctrine in U.S. copyright law, while photographers also have copyright protection for their work when others try to use it for their own profit. The intersection of those rights complicates a rare copyright infringement suit against the NFL and the Detroit Lions over a statue of Hall of Fame player Barry Sanders, experts say....

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