Sources for Respect and Integrity Module

Doctrinal memo

News Items


Selections from the Copyright Act


Doctrines Relating to Respect and Integrity, Betsy Rosenblatt, Spring 1998


Sony Corp v. Universal Studios, 464 U.S. 417 (1984)
(copyright fair use and contributory infringement issues, regarding the use of home video recording systems)

Campbell, aka Skyywalker, et. al. v. Acuff Rose Music, 114 S.Ct. 1164 (1994)
(copyright fair use, regarding 2 Live Crew's parody of the song "Oh, Pretty Woman")

Anheuser Busch v. L&L Wings Inc. 962 F.2d 316 (4th Cir. 1994) (Myrtle Beach t-shirt case, re: trademark fair use)

New Kids on the Block v. News America Publishing, 971 F.2d 302 (9th Cir. 1992) (nominal use of a trademark, regarding a newspaper poll about the New Kids on the Block.)

Carter v. Helmsley-Spear, 71 F.3d 77 (2d Cir. 1995) (the only extant decision that applies the Visual Artists' Rights Act)

Deere & Co. v. MTD, 41 F.3d 39 (2d Cir. 1994) (Digital alteration of a trademark, in the context of comparative advertising)

Community for Creative Non-Violence v. Reid, 490 U.S. 730 (1989). (work for hire doctrine)

Gilliam v. American Braodcasting Co., 538 F.2d 14 (2d Cir. 1976) (alternative sources of moral rights)

Polo Ralph Lauren v. Chinatown Gift Shop, 855 F.Supp. 648 (S.D.N.Y. 1994) (internet service providers may be held liable for the trademark infringements of their users)


Raphael Winick, Intellectual Property, Defamation and The Digital Alteration of Visual Images, 21 Colum.-VLA J.L. & Arts 143 (Winter 1997). (on distortion of images)

Benjamin R. Seecof, Scanning Into The Future Of Copyrightable Images: Computer-Based Image Processing Poses A Present Threat, 5 High Tech L.J.
371 (1990).
(on distortion of images and its impact on copyright rules)

Arlen W. Langvardt, Protected Marks and Protected Speech: Establishing the First Amendment Boundaries in Trademark Parody Cases, 36 Vill L.Rev. 1 (February, 1991)

Thomas F. Cotter, Pragmatism, Economics, and the Droit Moral, 76 N.C.L.Rev. 1 (1997) (excerpt: overview of moral rights)

Flore Krigsman, Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act as a Defender of Artists' "Moral Rights," 73 Trade-Mark Rep. 251 (May-June 1983) (alternative sources of moral rights protection)

Colleen Creamer Fielkow, Clashing Rights under United States Copyright Law: Harmonizing an Employer's Economic Right with the Artist-Employee's Moral Rights in a Work Made For Hire, 7 DePaul-LCA J. Art & Ent. L. 218 (Spring 1997). (moral rights in works for hire)

News Items beware: news item links change quicikly: these might not work. We will try to keep them up-to-date.

Moral Rights: Suit over use of sculpture in the film Devil's Advocate
AP Release: by Eun-Kyung Kim

Mattel suit against Nissan, over a commercial featuring a doll that resembles Barbie:

Mattel suit against the band Aqua, over the band's song entitled "Barbie Girl:"