George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Second Circuit Brings Some Sanity Back to Transformative Fair Use

the word "inspiration" typed on a typewriterThe Second Circuit handed down an opinion in TCA Television v. McCollum earlier this week holding that a play’s inclusion of Abbott and Costello’s famous “Who’s on First?” routine was not transformative fair use. Given how expansive transformativeness has become lately, especially in the Second Circuit, the opinion is somewhat surprising. Read more