Copyright as Censorship Part II – Utah Edition

We just saw where the Bank of Canada was using copyright to stifle criticism and censor critics is a post from last week. Now,???????????????????????????? a Utah Sheriff is claiming that mugshots are subject to copyright and owned by the government. At least the sheriff’s motives appear to be sound in that he is attempting to  prevent Internet sites that post mugshots to humiliate those who have been incarcerated (without being found guilty of anything mind you) but still the use of copyright law in this manner is troubling. Read more here from Techdirt.

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