Viacom Int'l Inc. v. Fanzine, Inc.
98 Civ. 7448 (S.D.N.Y. 2000)
In a copyright case of first impression, the court held that Viacom's distribution of publicity materials featuring its television characters did not allow a recipient under the guise of media coverage or a fair use defense to commercially reproduce these materials as posters that were folded up to look like a magazine without the authorization of the copyright owner.
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