Posts Tagged ‘fair use’

Is the Fair Use Defense Just for Rich and Famous Appropriation Artists?

Posted by on Wednesday October 1, 2014 | Copyright/Legal, Fine Art

Fair Use may be turning into a legal refuge primarily for “rich and fabulous” artists, according to a recent University of Chicago Law Review article by two Stanford scholars. They reached that conclusion by analyzing Patrick Cariou v. Richard Prince and other copyright disputes between artists over the past decade. “This shift in fair use... More

Richard Prince Settles with Photographer Patrick Cariou

Posted by on Wednesday March 19, 2014 | Copyright/Legal, Fine Art

Artist Richard Prince has paid an undisclosed sum of money to photographer Patrick Cariou to tie up the loose ends of their five-year copyright battle, The New York Times has reported. Prince previously won an appeals court decision in 2013 dismissing most of Cariou’s copyright infringement claims. Cariou had alleged infringement of 30 images from... More

Photo Montage Artist Settles with Mountain Light; Muench Drops Copyright Suit

Posted by on Thursday August 16, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photo Manipulation

Mountain Light Photography has accepted a $2,600 settlement offer from Thomas Barbèy, and Muench Photography has withdrawn its infringement claim against the photo montage artist, according to court records in the case. Muench and Mountain Light filed a joint claim of copyright infringement against the Las Vegas-based artist, alleging unauthorized use of two separate photographs.... More

Self-Proclaimed Photo Montage Virtuoso Is Sued for Stealing Photos

Posted by on Monday August 13, 2012 | Copyright/Legal, Photo Manipulation

Muench Photography and Mountain Light Photography have filed a copyright infringement claim against a Las Vegas-based photomontage artist for unauthorized use of two of their photographs. The artist, Thomas Barbèy, creates surrealistic photomontages. According to his Tumblr page, he uses  images that he shoots on his travels all over the world. He claims inspiration from... More

With Much Ado About Public Service, Google Pleads Fair Use in Big Copyright Case

Posted by on Tuesday July 31, 2012 | Copyright/Legal

Arguing that its Google Books program makes fair use of copyrighted books by providing an indispensable public service, Google has asked a federal court to dismiss The Authors Guild’s claim that Google is infringing the copyrights of authors on a “massive” scale. Google has scanned more than 12 million books–many of them still under copyright... More