Sat, Jan 3 2009 1:43 AM
Copyright in Hitler's Globe
From Against Monopoly:
Tom Cruise May Face Legal Action Over Hitler Globe
reports that the collector who bought the famous "Hitler's globe" may
sue for use of a likeness of the globe in Cruise's recent film Valkyrie,
"the thriller about a real-life plot to assassinate Hitler." The
article reports that in "2007, Pritikin paid $100,000 for the globe and
had its likeness copyrighted to keep it from being used in propaganda
by sick neo-Nazi groups." Whew, what a relief!
How is it even possible to copyright something you did not create, but purchased?
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