Can I paint and sell a photo from Google?

I saw a picture from Google. Can I paint it and sell it?

Kaylea Malone on July 16, 2012

You can paint a photo, for your own use. This would probably be “fair use.” But selling the result is problematic as the photographer has rights to your derivative work. See the Shepard Fairey Hope poster lawsuit for a case in point.

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