High Court Won't Hear Photographer's Fair-Use Appeal

Law360, New York (November 12, 2013, 7:40 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a much-watched case over the limits of fair use on Tuesday, declining to consider whether the doctrine should have covered artist Richard Prince when he used photographer Patrick Cariou's copyrighted images for an art installation.

The move will leave in place an April decision by the Second Circuit that 25 of Prince's 30 works at issue had sufficiently altered Cariou's photos to avoid copyright infringement liability under the doctrine. That ruling overturned an earlier decision from a lower court in...
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