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Leibovitz v. Paramount Pictures Corp.

Leibovitz v. Paramount Pictures Corp., 948 F. Supp. 1214 (S.D.N.Y. 1996), aff’d, 137 F.3d 109 (2d Cir. 1998).

Photographer Annie Leibovitz sued Paramount Pictures forcopyright infringement after it copied aspects of one of her most famous magazine covers in an advertising campaign for an upcoming movie.  Paramount argued that its advertisement was a 

parody that fell within the  fair use exception of the copyright laws. The court . . . .

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