NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Can a photographer get away with selling screenshots of other people’s Instagrams for $90,000?
There’s a legal argument for it, which might protect photographer Richard Prince, who took grabbed a bunch of Instagram photos, printed large copies of them and putting them up for sale at the Frieze Art Fair in New York — as if they were his own.
“Once you have shared User Content or made it public, that User Content may be re-shared by others.”
That seems obvious enough. But Mary Ann L. Wymore, an intellectual property attorney in St. Louis, Missouri. thinks that might be the loophole that someone like Prince uses to grant himself permission to copy entire Instagram posts.
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