Is publication on social media enough to warrant finding fair use of another’s image? Fox News seems to think so. Well, at least in one context. Last week, the network put their bid in for an appeal of a New York district court order which denied them a fair use defense for re-posting an iconic […]
Art is either plagiarism or revolution. But in the “fair use” context, it’s probably fair to say that art is either plagiarism or commentary. Since art began, it has been a source of inspiration, comment, and criticism of social values and ideals. Artists have used literature, paintings, and music, as mediums to carry their message […]
From 2008 to 2012, the Twilight saga seemed like an inescapable force of fantasy. The Stephanie Meyer books-turned-Lionsgate movies spawned an unstoppable franchise, and the empire of romantic vampires was so pervasive that you could often overhear tweens arguing over inane topics like, “Which is hotter: vampires or werewolves?” or stating (out loud), “I wish […]
The lines between reality television, documentaries, and scripted television are fairly clear. However, it is much more difficult to draw the line between reality and unscripted television. Moreover, a multitude of sub-genres further complicates the issue of whether fair use is applicable to reality TV. Nevertheless, one thing remains clear: documentaries are a prime example […]
A History of Art As Power Fair use has remained a subject of great debate and criticism. The fair use doctrine allows artists to utilize a limited amount of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the copyright holder. It is based on a theory that the new work adds original expression, essentially transforming the original […]
Electronic Dance Music, otherwise known as EDM, is revolutionizing the treatment of existing music, resurrecting rave culture from the 90’s, and muddling the world of intellectual property for professionals in the music industry. EDM has inspired heated discussion in the world of intellectual property law, complicating our understanding of how digitally modified music is used, […]
Use of Copyrighted Material In Artwork The incorporation and parody of copyrighted material is a staple of modern art. Through dissection or elaboration of existing material many artists provide new meaning to preexisting works. The defense of “Fair Use” to a claim of Copyright Infringement is a legal recognition of this practice. Some explanation of […]
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