Tag Archives: Second Circuit

Artist Richard Prince Sued for Use of Photo from Instagram

It is not the first time artist Richard Prince has made headlines for appropriating others’ artwork into his own without attribution or license. But this time, he has done so in a way that may have implications on the use of photographs posted on social media. He is being sued on one of the 37 … Continue Reading

A Disturbance in the Force? The Second Circuit Clarifies (and Narrows the Application of) the Law of Copyright Preemption

Though it probably has nothing to with a high count of Midi-Chlorians, Hayden Christensen—the actor that played Darth Vader in the Episodes 2 and 3 of George Lucas’s Star Wars series—had the law in the Second Circuit clarified and reversed in his favor.  In what could signal a shift in copyright preemption cases, the Second … Continue Reading