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So he agrees to a settlement where he pays a fine, and agrees to never use the artwork again … and then he goes and uses the same image as well as a variety of other variations of that image as part of his blog-post on a website at least partially supported by ads?

> (Note: This post was reviewed by both my and Jay Maisel's legal counsel.)

The laws covering editorial usage (for which a blog certainly applies) are very different than the laws surrounding putting a derivative work on a commercial product and selling it.

In that case, I'd say fair use applies.

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