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A Year-End Review: AFC’s Top Rated Posts

by Paddy Johnson on December 28, 2011
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A look back at AFC’s most popular posts reveals good news and bad news. On the one hand, our second most popular page of the year proves that, yes, intelligent reviews do have a place on the web: readers can’t get enough of our Recommended Shows. On the other, this page was trumped only in numbers by Whitney Kimball’s post Streaming Hot Sex Video Games. Clearly, porn and video games remain an enduring interest on the web.

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Parsing Patrick Cariou v. Richard Prince: The Copyright Infringement Ruling

by Paddy Johnson on March 23, 2011
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Bad news for appropriation artists and anyone else who’s ever produced a collage. Last Friday, Judge Deborah Batts ruled against famed artist Richard Prince in the Patrick Cariou v. Richard Prince, Gagosian Gallery, et al 08 CV 11327 (S.D.N.Y. March 18, 2011)(Batts, J.), finding the artworks to be copyright infringements. According to the ruling, Prince’s appropriation of Cariou's work failed to meet standards of fair use on four specific grounds. Those headings and notes below.

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