The Supreme Court’s long-awaited decision finds that Google’s copying of Oracle’s Java API was fair use. Should creators of more traditional content be concerned?
In a retreat from its Cariou decision, the Second Circuit finds that Andy Warhol's use of a Lynn Goldsmith photo of the pop icon Prince isn't transformative. But lots of questions remain.
Copyright professor Jack Lerner and his law students read every fair use case from the past two years so you don't have to. Here are some of the highlights.
With Dr. Seuss Enterprises deciding to no longer publish six books containing racially insensitive content, would it be fair use for others to do so?
Taking a page out of the “best defense is a good lawsuit” playbook, Taylor Swift has filed a new copyright infringement complaint against Evermore Park, the Utah fantasy theme park that earlier this month sued the singer for trademark infringement.
After failing to defend a copyright lawsuit against her, the actress is ordered to pay only minimum statutory damages. Did Vergara just get lucky, or is default a smart litigation strategy?
In a new case, a photographer claims that celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D infringed his copyright in a iconic photo of Miles Davis by tattooing the same image onto a client's body.
In a new lawsuit, Clayton Haugen claims Activision infringed his photo copyrights by using the same model to create its "Modern Warfare" character. Does he have a case?
Sony Music has prevailed in a copyright infringement case over R. Kelly’s “Love Letter” because the plaintiff’s song was not fixed in a tangible medium of expression.
The newly-minted "Office of the Former President" features a logo with a striking resemblance to the Great Seal of the United States. Is it legal?
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream—and a copyright. Both still live on today.