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Monge V. Maya Magazines, Inc.: The Demand For Celebrity Gossip And The Doctrine Of Transformative Use In The Ninth Circuit, Alyce W. Foshee Jun 2014

Monge V. Maya Magazines, Inc.: The Demand For Celebrity Gossip And The Doctrine Of Transformative Use In The Ninth Circuit, Alyce W. Foshee

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Despite the decreased circulation of traditional newspapers, celebrity gossip magazines continue to flourish in the publishing world. In June 2012, People Magazine reached a paid circulation of over 3.5 million copies, putting the publication at number nine on the top U.S. consumer magazines list for the first half of the year. Public demand for celebrity news and gossip is unwavering. With this popularity come problems - especially for those celebrities whose images end up supplying that high demand. In Monge v. Maya Magazines, Inc., the Ninth Circuit presided over a copyright battle between celebrities and a gossip magazine regarding ...