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Michael McLaughlin

Free Speech Or Blackmail? Mug Shot Websites Taken To Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.14.2013 | Crime

When police broke up a Toledo, Ohio, party on a summer night in 2011, Phillip Kaplan was arrested on a charge of failure to disperse. Thinking the acc...

Artists: Can You Be Sued for Including a Real Person in Your Painting?

Daniel Grant | Posted 02.24.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Artists aren't being hauled into court every time they include a recognizable face in their work, but the growing sense that one's likeness is a "property" that can be commercially exploited has led many artists to feel less secure in pursuing realistic figurative images.