Madison
45° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

Judge: T-shirt featuring Soglin doesn't violate copyright

Published On: Aug 16 2013 09:45:44 AM CDT

Channel3000.com file photo

MADISON, Wis. -

A federal judge says there's no need to be sorry for a T-shirt featuring the official portrait of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin.

The T-shirt features Soglin's picture with the phrase "Sorry For Partying." It was created by the apparel company Sconnie Nation and Underground Printing-Wisconsin for sale at an annual end-of-the-school-year party that draws hundreds of University of Wisconsin-Madison students.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported Soglin has supported ending the event because of excessive drinking. Soglin was arrested at the precursor of the party as a UW-Madison student in 1969 when he was protesting the Vietnam War.

Photographer Michael Kienitz shot Soglin's portrait and claimed use of it on the T-shirt violated his copyright.

Federal Judge Stephen Crocker said Thursday use of the photo was OK as political criticism.

Advertisement
  • Nepal earthquake aftermath

    Omar Havana/Getty Images

    Nepal earthquake: Aftershocks, aftermath

    A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed, leaving thousands dead or trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear rubble and find survivors.

  • Baltimore police protests 8

    Alex Wong/Getty Images

    Violence, arrests at Baltimore police protest

    A peaceful demonstration in Baltimore on Saturday came to an end when police in riot gear tried to hold a line, and a few protesters vandalized police cars, threw objects at officers, cursed at them and scuffled with them.

  • PHOTOS: Viewers drop off sensitive documents for Shredfest

    The WISC-TV studio parking lot was busy with hundreds of viewers bringing their sensitive documents to be destroyed as part of Shredfest with the Better Business Bureau Saturday morning.

    A combined 1,295 cars dropped off bags of papers at WISC-TV on Raymond Road and SVA Certified Public Accountants firm on John Q. Hammons Drive.

    News 3 and Better Business Bureau team members unloaded bags of documents from viewers' cars and Pellitteri Waste Systems' Data Destruction team put the papers into the shredding trucks.

Advertisement