Astronaut sues over use of his image in NASA photo


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An astronaut has sued a musician for using a NASA photo with his image in it on an album cover.

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  • Chris L.

    Since the photo is public domain material, I would think the whole “persona” thing is a mute point. The guy was photographed doing a (really cool!) job for NASA (the people who were kind enough to send him into space). My guess is, most of the people buying the album couldn’t pick him out of a lineup. To them, it’s just a picture of an astronaut doing something really really awesome. Persona has nothing to do with it.

  • Apparently Buzz Aldrin and others have won similar cases.

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