a) The original artist of The Blue Boy has been dead for over 70 years and since a
copyright lasts 70 years after the death of the original artist, FreakingNews.com did not
have to obtain permission from Gainsborough.
A copyright provides protection for:
Original works of authorship
Fixed in a tangible medium of expression
Facts are not copyrightable
o .of facts or unoriginal elements CAN be copyrighted
What do you own?
Compare Libel and Privacy
Libel and privacy torts are alike in many aspects but different in important ways
Libel v. Invasion of Privacy
Defamatory language is required for libel
Even non-defamatory language can be the basis for a false light claim