G. McConway
September 7, 2023

Trump May Be Charged with Copyright Violations for Mug Shot Swag

Donald Trump’s legal problems may have one more added to the stack.

After Trump was arrested in Georgia, his team was ready to go with swag featuring the mug shot of Trump.

When he posed for the picture, Trump clearly had this in mind, but the move may backfire.


Technically, that picture belongs to the law enforcement agency that took it.

Generally speaking, if you are using the photo for news, it is not a problem, but if you plan on making money off the picture without getting permission, it is copyright infringement, reported the New York Post.

Well, Trump made money, and a lot of it.

After his team blasted out the merchandise, Trump has taken in more than $9 million.

The money is designated for his campaign, but Trump has been dipping into the campaign for legal fees, so it would not be surprising to see him use this money for that purpose as well.

Trump supporters loved the move and the picture…

Now, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office holds the hammer over Trump, reported MSNBC.

They could just let this go and allow Trump to continue to fundraise off the photo, or they could sue him for infringement, which he would lose, and have to pay back all that money.

Rumors are that the Sheriff’s Office is hurting for funding, and I would imagine that Fani Willis would like nothing more than to hit Trump again, so don’t be surprised to see Trump hit with yet another lawsuit over this.

In all honesty, he should have known better, but Trump continues to be his own worst enemy on this front.

Look no further than the comments he made about E. Jean Carroll after her lawsuit that wound up creating a second liable suit, of which the judge just ruled in favor of Carroll.

If I were his attorney, I would tell him to stay off Truth Social and stop doing interviews because every time he opens his mouth lately, it just results in more legal problems.

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