The Patry Copyright Blog: On the Road Again Fred von Lohmann over at the Electronic Frontier Foundation tipped me off to a post by William Patry which discusses the photographs I published of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” manuscript.
Bill Patry is a leading copyright law expert and writes, “The above photographs would qualify as news reporting fair use.”
I have not heard anything else from Myra Borshoff Cook, the tour coordinator for the manuscript and the one who told me copyright was the reason for the no photography policy at the exhibit. I also have not heard from the manuscript’s owner Jim Irsay.
I did sell a copy of one of my manuscript photographs to San Francisco Magazine where it can be seen in their March issue.