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In the final show at the Madison Avenue location of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Amy Adler scored a first: she was featured on the audio guide for the blockbuster Jeff Koons retrospective. In the guide, Adler, Emily Kempin Professor of Law, was heard discussing a 1992 copyright infringement case Koons lost over appropriating a photograph, Puppies, by Art Rogers. She asserts that had the suit been filed after Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. (1994), Koons would have won on the grounds that his sculpture was “transformative.”

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