Court won't overturn Rasta pictures decisionNovember 12, 2013 @ 6:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a photographer who said that painter Richard Prince violated his copyrights with paintings and collages based on the photographer's published works.
The high court on Tuesday refused to hear an appeal from Patrick Cariou, who said Prince used pictures that were taken by Cariou for his book "Yes, Rasta."
Cariou took the pictures during six years he lived with Rastafarians in Jamaica. Prince altered and incorporated several of the photographs in a series of paintings and collages titled "Canal Zone," exhibited in 2007 and 2008.
But the federal courts said Prince transformed most of the pictures enough so that Prince's art could be considered a "fair use" of Cariou's work. The Supreme Court refused to reconsider that decision.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Beast is Back
Marshawn Lynch strolled into the VMAC Thursday afternoon, ending a seven-day holdout
Climate Change Winner
A forecaster says the Pacific Northwest will be on the winning side of climate change
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.