New York Stock Exchange claims you can't show pictures of it without permission

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A trader facepalms at the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Reuters.

The New York Stock Exchange threatened Talking Points Memo after the site used a wire photo of the exchange to illustrate an article. Josh Marhsall writes:

The New York Stock Exchange now claims that you have to get their permission (express or implicit) before you use images connected to the New York Stock Exchange. So if you find a wire photo of the trading floor and use it to illustrate a story on Wall Street, you're violating the NYSE's trademark because they've trademarked the trading floor itself.

We found this out yesterday when we got a cease and desist letter from the NYSE based on an article published at TPM back in November. You can see the letter here.

The original article is here.

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