Partner Nancy E. Wolff Quoted in The New York Times Article, “Artist Says Kendrick Lamar Video for ‘Black Panther’ Song Stole Her Work”

The New York Times, February 11, 2018

Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP partner Nancy E. Wolff was quoted in The New York Times yesterday, in “Artist Says Kendrick Lamar Video for ‘Black Panther’ Song Stole Her Work,” by Robin Pogrebin.

The following is an excerpt:

Nancy E. Wolff, a copyright lawyer who currently serves as the president of the Copyright Society of the USA, said that the video’s directors are likely to argue that the images in the video are not exact copies. But because the gold-on-black aesthetic of Ms. Viktor’s work “is so strong,” Ms. Wolff said, “it’s just going to look like it’s the same.”

“It’s really tricky because style is not protected,” Ms. Wolff added, “but I can see why everyone assumed this artist was involved.”

Read the full article on The New York Times website here.