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This section is a developing collection of legal scholarship, documentation of famous court cases relating to intellectual property, some simple legal pointers, and references to lawyers and organizations that might be sympathetic and helpful to appropriation artists.

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Court Cases
Grand Upright Music v. Biz Markie
This is our first offering - A landmark case in which rapper Biz Markie was found to be infringing copyright of the song "Alone Again (Naturally)". Origin of the oft quoted quote of the 7th Commandment by District Judge Kevin Duffy, "Thou shalt not steal."
Fair Use As Market Failure, by Wendy J. Gordon
A very important paper that appeared in the Columbia Law Review in 1982, analyzing the Sony Betamax case.

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