Practice Area: Entertainment, Arts & Sports
While politicians and political campaigns, just as anyone else, may use copyrighted works in ways that qualify as fair use with or without permission from the copyright owners, the fact that a politician or political campaign uses the work in a political context does not mean that the use is more or less likely to qualify as fair use.
The NYSBA Task Force has noted that these policies, including those across New York State, have resulted in no harm to the welfare of cisgender girls or women or any competitive disadvantage in girls’ or women’s sports.
Categorical bans against transgender youth who want to play sports benefit no one.
The New York State Bar Association is launching a Task Force on the Treatment of Transgender Youth in Sports to examine the constitutional, scientific, and social justice implications of laws passed around the country that ban or severely limit the participation of transgender athletes in school sports.
in a much-anticipated decision, the Second Circuit reversed the Southern District of New York decision, which found that Andy Warhol’s creation of 16 silkscreen prints and pencil illustrations of the musical artist Prince, which was based upon a 1981 photograph created by photographer Lynn Goldsmith, was fair use under the United States Copyright Act.
American history provides ample evidence that the information the press provides to the public – including information originally provided by confidential sources – is vital to the operation of our democracy and the oversight of our most powerful public and private institutions.