"Only a couple of black folks dancing," and Other Copyright Controversies: A Conversation with Barbara Hoffman, Art Law Pioneer

This week's episode is with Barbara Hoffman, a pioneer in the art law field. We talk about everything from the "law of se," to the fair use doctrine, to strippers at the Pierre Hotel, and much more! And like any good lawyer, here are citations to the cases referenced during our chat:

[@5:10] Ringgold v. Black Entertainment Television, Inc., 126 F.3d 70 (2d Cir. 1997);

[@15:28] Agence France Presse v. Morel, No. 10 Civ. 2730 (WHP), 2011 WL 147718 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 14, 2011), No. 10-cv-2730 (AJN), 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 155416 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 3, 2014); and

[@28:10] Cariou v. Prince, 714 F.3d 694 (2d Cir. 2013).

You can purchase Barbara's book, Art and Cultural Heritage: Law, Policy and Practice (also referenced in our discussion), and read more of her art law publications here.

Note: the introductory music for this week's episode is The Ride of the Valkyries, courtesy of a performance license from the National Park Service, under a public domain composition license.

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