Artist's Works Not Fair Use Of Photos, Judge Hears

Law360, New York (December 17, 2013, 5:13 PM EST) -- Advocacy groups for writers and photographers urged a New York federal judge Monday to find that artist Richard Prince infringed photographer Patrick Cariou's copyrights by using almost unadulterated Cariou images in five artworks that they argued didn't qualify for protection under the fair use doctrine.

The American Photographic Artists, National Press Photographers Association and other organizations filed an amicus brief backing the photographer's suit, saying the defendant and his supporters were arguing that although the Cariou snapshots were minimally altered by Prince, his actions constituted a...
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