When Should Copyright Be Defended?
Posted by David Ozanich — 28 Mar 2011
Remember that legal decision that came down regarding the issue of "fair use" in the case between the artist Richard Prince and photographer Patrick Cariou? What seemed like a victory for Cariou may end up being a big loss for artists of all stripes.
For those interested in the copyright case, may I direct you to these two articles which very thoroughly make sense of what seems to be a very poorly conceived ruling:
- Parsing Patrick Cariou v. Richard Prince: The Copyright Infringement Ruling
- The Five Most Ridiculous Things About The Richard Prince Copyright Decision
I'm no legal scholar, but I think these folks make some good points that protecting copyright at all cost is destructive to artistic expression. What do you think?