Dangerous Undertakings: What Gone with the Wind, The Catcher in the Rye and Appropriationist Art Can Teach Us about Fair Use

John Tehranian
February 01, 2017


John Tehranian reviews the fair use doctrine by starting with copyright and aesthetic judgments, from judicial pronouncements to reality. The program includes a deep dive into the Sun Trust v. Houghton Milton, Salinger v. Colting and Cariou v. Prince cases and an analysis of the 11th Circuit decision that aesthetic judgments lead to fair use finding.


John Tehranian, Partner, One LLP, Newport Beach, CA

John is a founding partner of One LLP and the Paul W. Wildman Chair and Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School. A graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School, John has litigated numerous high-profile lawsuits, including copyright, trademark and right of publicity disputes involving Madonna, Don Henley, B.B. King, Bettie Page, Jimi Hendrix, and Perez Hilton, among others. Variety’s 2013 Legal Impact Report recognized him as one of the world’s top 50 entertainment lawyers and he has been repeatedly honored as a Southern California Super Lawyer. John’s writing has been widely cited, from testimony before Congress and decisions of the state, federal and Israeli courts to briefs before the Supreme Court in such landmark intellectual property cases as MGM v. Grokster, Tiffany v. eBay, Golan v. Holder and Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons.

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