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Kraftwerk, Hip-hop, Prince, & Warhol: European and U.S. Approaches to Sound Sampling and Appropriation Art
March 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
ALAI and the International Chapter of the Copyright Society will host a session titled Kraftwerk, Hip-hop, Prince, & Warhol: European and U.S. Approaches to Sound Sampling and Appropriation Art to explore questions such as “to what extent does artistic license create an exception to copyright?” It will also “consider a landmark European case on music sampling involving electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk, and a leading U.S. visual arts case considering Andy Warhol prints, in which courts across the Atlantic have concluded it does not.” On the music side, “counsel for a member of Kraftwerk will explain his client’s success in German courts and at the European Court of Justice in countering the sampling of a famous Kraftwerk song in a hip hop recording”; and on the visual arts side, “the panel will discuss the Second Circuit’s rejection in Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith of a fair use defense for Andy Warhol’s incorporation of a Vanity Fair photograph of music legend Prince in a series of prints. Additional information and registration are available here.