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?
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.
The Ninth Circuit's fair use ruling is an early Christmas present for copyright owners and a lump of coal for creators of unauthorized mash-ups that don't ridicule the original works.
Donald Trump argues that a campaign ad featuring the Eddy Grant song "Electric Avenue" is protected by fair use. Here's why he's wrong.
In a decision with frightening implications, a court in Illinois holds that a jury will decide whether Randy Orton's tattoo artist can control the use of the wrestler’s image in video games.
Fashion designer Elie Tahari was found liable for copyright infringement after reposting a street style photo of one of its outfits on social media. It's a common practice, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's legal.
After finding a triable issue of fact on whether Nicki Minaj was responsible for leaking "Sorry" to a New York DJ, the court holds that Minaj's initial creation of her derivative song did not infringe Tracy Chapman's copyright in "Baby Can I Hold You."