Copyright Law for Artists: Post-Warhol
October 13, 2023
About this event
When is it okay to use someone else’s copyrighted work? How does a creator protect her rights? How does an appropriator know what will pass legal muster? In May of 2023, the Supreme Court issued a decision in a case involving photographer Lynn Goldsmith and visual artist Andy Warhol as to whether Warhol’s silk screen print of Goldsmith’s photograph of musician Prince Rogers Nelson was a fair use or copyright infringement. The Court found that Warhol’s
use of her photo was infringement. Find out why and what the Supreme Court said about fair use in this talk by attorney Carol Steinberg. Steinberg represents creatives and teaches artists’
rights at the School of Visual Arts. She will explain what the case means for creators and appropriators in plain English.
About the Speaker
Carol J. Steinberg|
Carol J. Steinberg has practiced art, copyright, and entertainment law in New York City and on the East End of Long Island for over twenty years. She is a Member of the Faculty of the School of Visual Arts, where she teaches courses on artists’ rights. Ms. Steinberg is a co-chair of the Fine Arts Committee of the State Bar’s Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section and a member of the City Bar’s Art Law Committee, where she chairs the sub-committee on Artists’ Rights. She is also a consultant to the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and a member of the East Hampton Arts Council, the Fine Arts Federation, and ALAI (international artists’ rights organization founded by Victor Hugo).
Handouts and Reading Material
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Recording of the Lecture
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