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The iconic “Raising the Flag at Ground Zero” photo of firemen raising an American flag on September 11, 2001, which appeared on the cover of The Record newspaper and other newspapers on September 12, is at the heart of a...more
On April 25, 2013, the Second Circuit issued its decision in Cariou v. Prince, agreeing with the artist Richard Prince and his gallery, Gagosian, that “the law does not require that a secondary use comment on the original...more
A year after hearing oral argument, the Second Circuit has issued its much anticipated decision in Cariou v. Prince on copyright fair use in the visual arts.
In Cariou v. Prince, No. 11-1197-cv (2d Cir. Apr. 25, 2013), an opinion with significant importance for the art world, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit clarified what is required for a defendant’s entitlement...more
Emerson once said that, through the abstraction of ideals, choice may come without consequence. And so, in many instances, publication of a found photograph by news media will come without consequence. However, in the 2012...more
In This Issue:
- Morris v. Young, USDC C.D. California, January 28, 2013
District court grants in part and denies in part plaintiff photographer’s motion for summary judgment in copyright infringement action against...more
In This Issue:
- Mattel v. MGA Entertainment:
Ninth Circuit vacates jury verdict and related damages, fees and costs award in connection with MGA’s misappropriation of trade-secrets counterclaim, finding that that...more
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