Judges said Warhol’s ‘cramped’ copyright ruling hurts artists

By Tiffany Hu (June 10, 2022, 7:42 p.m. EDT) — The Andy Warhol Foundation on Friday urged the United States Supreme Court to overturn the Second Circuit’s decision that found that the work of pop artist Andy Warhol n failed to make fair use of a photo of music legend Prince, saying the appeals court’s ‘narrow’ reading of what makes a work transformative will harm the art world and creation future works.

Following the High Court’s March decision to appeal, the foundation’s latest brief argues that the Second Circuit “sharply” broke with Supreme Court precedent when it found that a series of images Warhol’s Prince was not a transformative fair…

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