Important Fair Use Decision in Cariou v. Prince

May 19th, 2013

Fair use is an exception to the rule that you cannot use or exploit another’s copyrighted work. Many artist’s rely on fair use to reuse, comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. In Cariou v. Prince, Richard Prince had made artwork by painting over some of Patrick Cariou’s published photographs. Years of litigation followed and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently handed down its decision.

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