No one owns the rights on a mugshot. Mugshots are in the public domain.

This might be a problem for Patrick Tribett (now 8 weeks clean) who is trying to stop the use of his likeness on commercial t-shirts. Change.org has the full scoop.

Tribett’s best hope is the sanction against the use of names or portraits for commercial gain. We will see if this law can be applied to existing mugshots.

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