It’s just a quote

This month’s cover of Dutch ‘feminist’ magazine Opzij is heavily inspired by a New York Magazine cover. “Flattering I guess”, was New York Magazine’s Stefen Becket’s response.

New York Magazine’s cover features Mad Men-actress Elisabeth Moss. The Dutch cover shows Dutch writer Heleen van Royen. Opzij’s cover features Van Royen in nearly the same outfit and pose as Moss.

Opzij claims they are merely “quoting” New York Magazine. There are some comments to be made, and questions to be raised? Isn’t this just a unlawful reproduction of a copyrighted work? And quotes (even when you quote by image) normally requires mentioning the source.

It is our experience that these things normally don’t make it to court, but if it would… MarkMatters.com is not so sure about the “it’s-just-a_quote-defense”.

Opzij - New York Magazine

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