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Prince Copyright Appeal: Warhol Foundation Makes the Case to Reverse Infringement Finding

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on December 8, 2011 at 6:24 AM

After several months of inactivity, the first brief is available in the Richard Prince appeal of the judgment against him and the Gagosian Gallery earlier this year for infringing on the works of Patrick Cariou. Prince’s arguments of “fair use” of Cariou’s photographs failed to persuade the District Court and the infringing works were ordered impounded, a harsh and unusual remedy.

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Topics: Richard Prince, Rasta, Canal Zone, Patrick Cariou, Dada, Association of Art Museum Directors, Yes, Cubist, Copyright, Gagosian Gallery, intellectual property, Fair Use, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Richard Prince Copyright Appeal Survives Cariou Motion to Dismiss

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on September 20, 2011 at 1:59 PM

The Richard Prince copyright case is in the news again, though probably more than it deserves. Patrick Cariou, whose photographs Prince was found this spring to have infringed, moved to dismiss Prince’s appeal arguing that the injunction concerning the impoundment and destruction of the existing works (Prince was ordered to deliver them for destruction) was mooted by a stipulation between the parties. Thus, Cariou argued, there was nothing at the moment to appeal (i.e. Prince appealed to soon).

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Topics: Richard Prince, Rasta, Canal Zone, Patrick Cariou, Appropriative Art, Yes, Copyright, Gagosian Gallery, intellectual property, Fair Use

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