Posts Tagged ‘copyright’
Painter and photographer Richard Prince, whose works have sold for millions of dollars, did not violate copyrights with most of the paintings and collages he based on a photographer’s published works, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday in a case closely watched within the art community.
Supreme Court case involving the resale in the U.S. of works produced abroad raises troubling questions for used-book sellers, libraries, auction houses and others.
Heirs’ representative says phrase in Woody Allen’s film “Midnight in Paris” and a defense contractor ad using another quote from a Faulkner essay infringed copyright and should have been licensed.
Closely watched dispute pits Thai graduate student, who resold in the U.S. textbooks purchased overseas, against publishers; music, movie industries, Costco, eBay, Google, art museums weigh in on both sides.
Court orders LiveUniverse Inc. and its founder to pay $12,500 for each of the 528 songs that were put on various websites without permission from copyright holders.
But a bigger dispute still looms with thousands of authors who allege that Internet giant is illegally profiting from their works.
Minnesota woman accused of willful copyright violations says she’ll ask Supreme Court to consider her case; Court turned away a similar appeal last May.
Upcoming 225th anniversary of the drafting of the copyright clause reminds us to live up to the ideal that art should be free, but not necessarily free of charge.
6th Circuit decision involving photo of TV anchorwoman in wet T-shirt contest says the copyright holder’s intentions as to marketing the material are irrelevant.
Dissenting judge says majority’s analysis ‘thwarts the public interests of copyright by allowing newsworthy public figures to control their images in the press.’
Fifty-nine percent of respondents in State of the First Amendment survey said the government should prosecute content pirates, with 33% opposed.
The Supreme Court’s six First Amendment-related rulings followed a well-established pattern, including wins, losses and a ‘no-decision.’
Federal judge says she understands how Aereo’s service may be unfair to broadcasters, but that she’s bound by appeals-court precedent.
New Hampshire governor calls measure overly broad and says it could have a chilling effect on legitimate journalistic and expressive works protected by the state and U.S. constitutions.
Panel finds that Daniel Moore’s ‘paintings, prints, and calendars very clearly are embodiments of artistic expression, and are entitled to full First Amendment protection.’