Furthermore, she continued, “U.S. copyright law excludes from protection any work created by the federal government (rather than state or local governments), so technically Georgia owns the photo, subject to fair use restrictions.” In any case, neither concern seems to be deterring anyone.
Trump’s campaign has done well, and as you’d expect, his greatest product has always been himself, and his vision of the world often seems to involve the monetization of everything.
Any purchases from a candidate’s store are a direct equivalent of money in their campaign bank account, since any such purchase is effectively a donation under federal law; the goal is what you get in return. On August 26, Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung said, Posted on X Since the mugshot was taken, the event has grossed $7.1 million, “with $4.18 million yesterday[Friday]alone, the highest grossing day of the entire event.”
The same is the case with the Lincoln Project, where co-founder Rick Wilson said the tiny glasses — one of 10 products the creative team tested that could be related to headshots — were the organization’s fastest-selling product since 2020. Proceeds will go toward their media campaign to raise awareness of the “threat to the republic” they believe Trump represents.
“It’s a way of capturing a moment like this that reverses Trump’s notoriety and disgrace,” Mr Wilson said. To use this notoriety for a different purpose, Green Day T-shirts were sold to benefit Great Good Music, a charity that helps victims of the Maui wildfires.
They and everyone involved, including Etsy and Redbubble sellers (who just profit from the cultural upheaval) understand that our politics are increasingly untrue unless they are advertised. Or maybe they’re too real, until they’re reduced to the digestible level of advertising.