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Jeff Sedlik’s 1989 portrait of Miles Davis shows up all over the Internet — and rarely with his permission. Jeff Sedlik ©1989

Jeff Sedlik ©1989

When Jeff Sedlik opens up Amazon, he sees his work for sale all over the place. A successful commercial photographer, his photos are easily spotted on T-shirts, hats, bibs, mugs, calendars, cellphone cases and so forth.

Few of those sellers use his work with permission. Instead of legally licensing Sedlik’s pictures — which include a haunting 1989 portrait of jazz legend Miles Davis — they pull images off the Internet and slap

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