When is "fair use" fair? In Warhol copyright case, Supreme Court could offer new answers.

Oct 7, 2022
An upcoming case could redefine how artists make art and whether they get paid for it.
Was Andy Warhol's use of Lynn Goldsmith's Prince photo fair use? The Supreme Court will weigh in.
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What does Warhol “fair use” ruling mean for artists and copyrights?

Art critic and Warhol biographer Blake Gopnik fears the decision will have a profound effect on "appropriation art."
Lynn Goldsmith’s photograph, left, and Andy Warhol’s portrait of Prince, as reproduced in court documents.
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What Google's copyright win means for other industries

Apr 6, 2021
The Supreme Court's ruling that Google's use of Java was "transformative use" has some in the entertainment world worried.
The Supreme Court's fair-use ruling in the case of Google v. Oracle sets a precedent that could have ripple effects on moviemaking.
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Google Books wins lawsuit: Searching is transformative

Nov 15, 2013
Google Books gets the legal go-ahead to continue scanning copyrighted works into its enormous database.