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Blanch v. Koons

Andrea Blanch v. Jeff Koons, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Deutsche, 467 F.3d 244 (2d Cir. 2006).

In 2004, photographer Andrea Blanch filed a

copyright infringement action against artist Jeff Koons, alleging that Koons had violated Blanch's
copyright when he incorporated part of one of Blanch's photographs into his own work. The  Federal District Court granted Koons’ motion for summary judgment, deciding that his use of Blanch’s photograph constituted fair use. The holding was affirmed by . . . .

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