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Hanging by a thread: How the online nerdy T-shirt economy exists in an IP world

May 8, 2017

Mitch Stoltz, senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, pointed to one court case where T-shirts overall had been tested. And in Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation, LLC, the court ruled in favor of a shirt that used another photographer's photo as the basis for the design. Stoltz also mentioned one other reason companies may be OK with leaving such sites operational: free advertising. "This is free marketing for them, and they know it,” Stoltz said. “It’s not really good marketing strategy to go suing your fans and the websites that they like to use.”

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