Copyrights and Copy Wrongs: Learning from the Legal Precedents Set by Jeff Koons, Shepard Fairey, and Others – ARTINFO.com

Was interesting that Warhol always managed to negotiate his appropriation by offering works to the people he offended. I have to say that taking 41images from one source is not what I would have done and is a bit rich I think.

 

Patrick Carious victory last Friday in his copyright suit against artist Richard Prince — which determined that Princes work did not sufficiently transform or comment on Carious original — signaled another startling development in the troubled and troubling history of fair-use rulings concerning the arts. But is it consistent with the other zany lawsuits of late that have seen artists go head to head with the laity in legal battles over supposed appropriation?Copyright is complicated — particularly so when it comes to art and even more so since, as the the Copyright Principles Project pointed out in its 2010 Directions of Reform report, U.S. Copyright law was drafted in the 1960s, well before the Internet and globalized image-sharing made the widespread distribution and manipulation of imagery ubiquitous.

via Copyrights and Copy Wrongs: Learning from the Legal Precedents Set by Jeff Koons, Shepard Fairey, and Others – ARTINFO.com.

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