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IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update for Motion Picture Studios and Television Networks - Cariou v. Prince, USDC S.D. New York, March 18, 2011

By Jonathan Zavin of the firm Loeb & Loeb LLP Click here for a copy of the full decision. Court holds that defendant's use of plaintiff's photographs to create "appropriation art" is not a fair use because it does not comment on the original photographs and is not transformative;...

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP: Rastaman Vibration

By Sheppard Mullin The appeal in the case of Cariou v. Prince [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] is shaping up to be the biggest visual arts copyright case in many years. It will likely result in guidance on what qualifies as a transformative use for appropriation art under the...