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The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    "As far as I’m concerned, it has nothing to do with copyright."

    "As far as I’m concerned, it has nothing to do with copyright."
    "A work of art goes out there, and there’s a stream that activates and widens the communal imagination. It was an honor that I was being quoted. There was no money involved at all."NYT:  Artist Who Inspired Kanye West’s…
  • Jun 29

    "The artists have received payments between $200 to $1,700."

    "The artists have received payments between $200 to $1,700."
    Back from a break and catching up on the news, I see that, after "a successful sales pilot," the Artist Pension Trust has made its first distributions to artists.  Well, no one is retiring on these distributions, though overall it…
  • Jun 15

    Details on the Picasso bust settlement

    Details on the Picasso bust settlement
    From Robin Pogrebin here.  Background here.
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Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Jun 29

    The Pros and Cons of Artists and Social Media

    The Pros and Cons of Artists and Social Media
    Without question, social media has transformed how many artists interact with the public, how they brand themselves, and the very nature of how they disperse their work. But where social media opens avenues for reaching new, arguably larger…
  • Jun 27

    Warning! Copyright Infringement Case Dismissed Due to Choice of Law Provision

    Warning! Copyright Infringement Case Dismissed Due to Choice of Law Provision
    Metal Bulletin, an English corporation, sued Scepter, Inc., a company subscribing to its services that, contrary to subscription terms and conditions, purchased an individual Metal Bulletin subscription for use by their employees. Metal…
  • Jun 27

    Italian Consumer Group Wants Investigation Into Christo Artwork

    Italian Consumer Group Wants Investigation Into Christo Artwork
    Jean Claude and Christo’s latest massive public art installation, The Floating Piers, transforms lake Iseo in Italy with 100,000 square meters of yellow fabric over 220,000 polyethylene cubes that ripple with the water…
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Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 28

    Slippery Slope for Online Service Providers with New California Appellate Court Ruling

    Slippery Slope for Online Service Providers with New California Appellate Court Ruling
    By Tyler Quillin The most important law governing the internet just had its 20th birthday earlier this year, the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, the CDA grants online service providers immunity…
  • Jun 24

    Screenshot Through The Heart, And Richard Prince’s To Blame

    Screenshot Through The Heart, And Richard Prince’s To Blame
    By Gwen Wei Earlier this year, three artists separately sued appropriation careerist Richard Prince for copyright infringement. The works in question? Photographs with valid and registered copyrights—each framed in an Instagram…
  • Jun 22

    All Dance, No Pay Violates the Fair Labor Standards Act

    All Dance, No Pay Violates the Fair Labor Standards Act
    By Sam Daheim On May 11, 2016, the Fourth Circuit held in McFeeley v. Jackson Street Entertainment, t that exotic dancers who worked at two exotic dance clubs in Prince George’s County, Maryland, were employees of the clubs as…
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Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Jun 15

    Don’t Toss A Banana To A Monkey If You Don’t Want The Monkey To Eat It

    Don’t Toss A Banana To A Monkey If You Don’t Want The Monkey To Eat It
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: So, it seems we have ourselves a bit of questionable “inspiration” on our hands. The inventive work of one of our roster artists uses overhead projectors,…
  • Apr 27

    Termination For Convenience

    Termination For Convenience
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: I recently received the following clause from a performing arts venue in a contract they sent: TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE: Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time upon…
  • Mar 30

    Dodging A Bullet With A Contract

    Dodging A Bullet With A Contract
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: I am a classical concert pianist and booking representative for my small ensemble. I just finished the negotiation of a performance contract with a presenter and,…
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Art Law

Art Law

Covers recent developments in art litigation and art finance. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://artlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jun 13

    Owner Of Disputed Modigliani Painting Firmly Believes The Work Is Not Nazi Looted Art

    Owner Of Disputed Modigliani Painting Firmly Believes The Work Is Not Nazi Looted Art
    In recent art world news is a story about a treasured 1918 oil painting by Amedeo Modigliani of a seated chocolate merchant in a hat and tie holding a cane (“Seated Man with a Cane”).  Art dealer and billionaire David…
  • May 31

    Are Free Ports Transparent And Good For Art?

    Are Free Ports Transparent And Good For Art?
    The New York Times recently featured an interesting article on the rapid growth of free ports around the world used by collectors and dealers for the temporary storage of art works.  Many would be surprised to learn that more than a…
  • May 26

    Gagosian Gallery And Qatar Royal Family’s Agent Settle Dispute Over Ownership Of Prized Picasso Sculpture

    Gagosian Gallery And Qatar Royal Family’s Agent Settle Dispute Over Ownership Of Prized Picasso Sculpture
    As an update to an earlier post featured on the Art Law Blog relating to a dispute between the Gagosian Gallery and Qatar Royal Family’s Agent over the ownership of Pablo Picasso’s plaster “Bust of a Woman” sculpture,…
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Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Covers cultural heritage law and policy topics. By Ricardo A. St. Hilaire.

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Disturbing Evidence of Genocide and Heritage Destruction by ISIS Revealed at UN Congre

    Disturbing Evidence of Genocide and Heritage Destruction by ISIS Revealed at UN Congre
    The annihilation of cultural and religious heritage is genocide's autograph. Landscapes fashioned by monuments, buildings, and houses of worship are obliterated into rubble when blood-thirsty men wish to exterminate the souls--not just…
  • Apr 26

    Video: Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act Passes House

    Video: Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act Passes House
    Earlier this afternoon, the House of Representatives unanimously adopted the Senate's amendment of the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act. H.R. 1493, which calls for emergency import restrictions on at-risk…
  • Apr 14

    Legislative Ban on Syrian Cultural Property Moves Forward in the Senate

    Legislative Ban on Syrian Cultural Property Moves Forward in the Senate
    Since the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reworked the language of the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act in February, the proposed legislation is steadily moving through the halls of Capitol Hill. Yesterday the…
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Art Law Gallery

Art Law Gallery

Covers news and updates on legal issues facing the art world. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.artlawgallery.com/
Rank this Week: 4769

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

Covers trademark, copyright and entertainment law. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Nov 2

    FAQ – Common law trademark

    FAQ – Common law trademark
    Am I protected with a common law trademark – without federal registration? Q: I recently started selling a product in the US.  I registered the copyright for photos and designed some unique product packaging that included…
  • Nov 2

    FAQ – Am I protected under trademark law, without federal registration?

    FAQ – Am I protected under trademark law, without federal registration?
    Q: I recently started selling a product throughout the US.  I have registered the copyright for photos and designed some unique product packaging that included the brand name I came up with.  I think it pretty distinctive and I…
  • Oct 26

    10 Trademarks Just in Time for Halloween

    10 Trademarks Just in Time for Halloween
    While some folks might think trademarks can be a little scary, I know that they can also be a little fun. G&S: Processed cereal-based food to be used as a breakfast food, snack food or ingredient for making other foods.Serial ……
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Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Aug 31

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration

    Music in Politics – Legal and Practical Consideration
    After riding down an escalator into a room full of people waving banners with name, Donald Trump announced his campaign for Presidency by taking the stage to “Rockin’ in the Free World.”  Welcome to…
  • May 27

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock

    Art Investments May Be Regulated Like Bonds or Stock
    Your stocks are regulated, your mortgage is regulated, but your art isn’t.  Even though art is a growing investment class, the high-end art world faces little regulation or scrutiny although allegations of fraud and tax evasion…
  • May 14

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry

    Blurred Laws: The Effects of the “Blurred Lines” Verdict on the Music Industry
    In a widely publicized case, the Estate of Marvin Gaye recently won its lawsuit against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I. for copyright infringement, alleging that their hit song “Blurred Lines” infringes upon Gaye’s…
Rank this Week: 1915

Museum Law Blog

Museum Law Blog

Covers issues in museum law, including deaccession and intellectual property.

http://museumlaw.wordpress.com
  • Nov 2

    The Gift – Or Sale – That Keeps On Giving (California Royalty Act)

    The Gift – Or Sale – That Keeps On Giving (California Royalty Act)
    Dust off your collection sale check-list and add another set of boxes of bases to cover when you are contemplating the sale or exchange of artwork from your collection. Perhaps in reaction to the dreadful state of the economy, or perhaps in…
  • Nov 2

    The Gift – Or Sale – That Keeps On Giving (California Royalty Act)

    The Gift – Or Sale – That Keeps On Giving (California Royalty Act)
    Dust off your collection sale check-list and add another set of boxes of bases to cover when you are contemplating the sale or exchange of artwork from your collection. Perhaps in reaction to the dreadful state of the economy, or perhaps in…
  • Aug 26

    Twitter Squatting – A Growing Concern

    Twitter Squatting – A Growing Concern
    Recently a client of mine forwarded an email it received from a Twitter user which read in part “I have been told that your company uses the ___________ name in its ordinary course of business.  I happen to own the _____ name and would be…
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