• http://www.tcampbell.net T Campbell

    And all for such a tacky, schlocky effort.

  • tdsmith

    Take a look at a lawsuit entitled Rock and Roll Hall of Fame v. Gentile. Gentile, a commercial photographer, took a picture of the Hall of Fame building in Cleveland and used the image on T-shirts and postcards. The Hall sued, claiming copyright infringement. The photog won on the grounds that while the building design was copyrighted — just like the gorilla sculpture — the image was not and was available for anyone to see and make a copy of its appearance for his/her own use. May not have been too bright of Google to copy the image, but it may not be copyright infringement either.