Ken Norwick, a well-regarded First Amendment, media, and intellectual property lawyer, died on October 30. He was 82.
Norwick’s clients included the Dalai Lama, Mitch Albom, Garrison Keillor, Annie Leibovitz, and Playboy magazine. He also served as the longtime attorney for the Association of American Literary Agents and its previous iterations. Norwick was the author of several books, including The Legal Guide for Writers, Artists and Other Creative People, which was most recently updated in 2017.
In recent years, Norwick received distinction for his landmark victory in Goldman v. Breitbart in the Southern District of New York, which was the first court decision to depart from the Ninth Circuit’s “server test” for determining whether embedded visual works on the internet can infringe the display right under copyright law.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; children, Rebecca and Daniel; a son-in-law, Peter, and a daughter-in-law, Carol; four grandchildren; his brother, Bob; a sister-in-law, Brenda; and his nephew, Michael.