As a follow up to my post last week about the appropriation art panel, I see that Eugene Volokh quotes a great line by Judge Leval from when he was a district judge and was reversed a couple of times in this area by the Second Circuit:
"It has been exhilarating to find myself present at the cutting edge of the law, even though in the role of the salami.
From Pierre Leval, Fair Use or Foul? The Nineteenth Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture, 36 J. Copr. Soc'y 167 (1989).