This case involves a sculptor who decided to make a polychromed wood sculptural version of a copyrighted photograph that showed a couple and their 8 puppies. Through a variety of marketing channels, the photograph was published in a local newspaper, exhibited at a museum, and reproduced on greeting cards and note cards. The sculptor removed the copyright notice on the photograph and then gave it to his assistants so that they could make a model that he could use to sculpt it. The sculptor made minor changes on the model including changing the colors that were used in the photograph and changing the accessories that the subjects in the photograph were wearing. The photographer sued the sculptor for copyright infringement and the sculptor raised the defense of fair use and stated that he made the sculpture merely as a parody of the photograph and did not infringe its copyright.