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The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    Tell me again about the public trust (more than 400 photos from MoMA edition)

    Tell me again about the public trust (more than 400 photos from MoMA edition)
    MoMA is selling more than 400 photos from its collection at Christie's over the next nine months.I thought I very recently read somewhere that "one of the most fundamental and longstanding principles of the museum field is that a collection…
  • Aug 2

    Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day
    I’ve basically been avoiding the latest deaccessioning controversy, in large part because it’s all so depressingly familiar – the usual suspects compete with each other to see who can seem the most outrageously outraged by…
  • Jul 31

    "Is the art world's conventional wisdom on copyright infringement and fair use driven by nature of the use or the nature of the parties?"

    "Is the art world's conventional wisdom on copyright infringement and fair use driven by nature of the use or the nature of the parties?"
    "In other words, does the art world simply think it is fair use if an 'artist' (i.e. insider) copies a 'professional' (i.e. outsider), but infringement if it is the other way around? Zaretsky implies the answer is 'yes.' And I am inclined to…
Rank this Week: 141

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
  • Aug 15

    The Status of Fair Use in the Jeff Koons Era

    The Status of Fair Use in the Jeff Koons Era
    Interesting article on the five lawsuits brought against Jeff Koons for his appropriation of copyrighted works. Depending on who you ask, the doctrine of fair use has either been clarified or muddled. One thing the ’80s could not have…
  • Aug 14

    Should Tattoos Get Different Copyright Protection?

    Should Tattoos Get Different Copyright Protection?
    That’s the essence of the dispute between a video game developer and the tattoo licensing company. This is one to keep an eye on given the growing number of people getting ink on their bodies.
  • Aug 10

    “It simply means the post office is doing a stupid thing.”

    “It simply means the post office is doing a stupid thing.”
    One would be hard-pressed to find anything good, functional or smart with the U.S. Postal Service. So, it is not surprising that a bright federal employee would commit this copyright snafu. Enjoy! And don’t forget that the sure…
Rank this Week: 240

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

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

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 2

    Museum Loss Prevention: Apply Rigorous Due Diligence

    Museum Loss Prevention: Apply Rigorous Due Diligence
    Museums routinely and successfully protect their archaeological collections from threats of loss posed by theft, fire, natural disaster, and infrastructure failure. But do they effectively shield these collections from legal confiscation?Tom…
  • Jul 19

    Watch CPAC Live on July 19, 2017 at 1PM EDT

    Watch CPAC Live on July 19, 2017 at 1PM EDT
    The Roman Libyan site of Leptis Magna.The Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) meets today to consider a request to erect American import protections on endangered cultural property from Libya.The meeting will take place today at 1…
  • Jul 10

    Hobby Lobby Forfeiture: $3 Million is Not a Fine. So What Is It?

    Hobby Lobby Forfeiture: $3 Million is Not a Fine. So What Is It?
    The case of United States v. Approximately Four Hundred Fifty (450) Ancient Cuneiform Tablets and Approximately Three Thousand (3,000) Ancient Clay Bullae--the Hobby Lobby cultural artifacts case--involves two parts:(1) the court forfeiture…
Rank this Week: 638

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/
  • Jul 13

    EU Antitrust Policy: Favoring Innovation over the Googles’ of the World

    EU Antitrust Policy: Favoring Innovation over the Googles’ of the World
    By Amela Zukic As many of us have heard, the European Commission recently slapped Google with a 2.7-billon dollar antitrust fine for allegedly favoring its own comparison-shopping service, an illegal practice in the EU. Google now has 90 days…
  • Jul 11

    Spotify Proposes $43 Million Settlement Class Action Lawsuit for Unlawful Distribution of Copyrighted Music

    Spotify Proposes $43 Million Settlement Class Action Lawsuit for Unlawful Distribution of Copyrighted Music
    By: Adam Roberts Popular music streaming service Spotify has agreed to pay $43.45 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by a collection of songwriters and music copyright holders.  The class plaintiffs allege that Spotify…
  • Jul 6

    Texting Too Far

    Texting Too Far
    By Ari Robbins On Friday, June 16th, a Massachusetts Juvenile Court Judge found twenty-year old Michelle Carter guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Conrad Roy III. Carter was found guilty of recklessly causing Roy III’s death.…
Rank this Week: 887

Art Law

Art Law

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

http://artlaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1112

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
  • Mar 17

    WHY ARE ARTISTS BEING DENIED ENTRY INTO THE US? HOW DID IT COME TO THIS AND WHO DO WE BLAME?

    WHY ARE ARTISTS BEING DENIED ENTRY INTO THE US? HOW DID IT COME TO THIS AND WHO DO WE BLAME?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    By now, you should all be aware that the incidents of artists and performers from a wide range of nationalities arriving in the United States as visitors (either on visitor visas (B-1/B-2) or…
  • Mar 10

    What In The World Is Going On With Artist Visas as of March 7, 2017?

    What In The World Is Going On With Artist Visas as of March 7, 2017?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Here we go again… On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued a new Executive Order regarding US immigration to replace the previous Executive Order of January 27, 2017. The new Order takes effect on March…
  • Mar 3

    IS SXSW Being Opportunistic of Oblivious?

    IS SXSW Being Opportunistic of Oblivious?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein The following situation was recently brought to our attention and we felt obligated to comment:…
Rank this Week: 1320

Art Law Gallery

Art Law Gallery

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

http://www.artlawgallery.com/
  • Apr 25

    Can You Hear Me Now?: Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery (HEAR) Act

    Can You Hear Me Now?: Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery (HEAR) Act
    On December 16, 2016, President Obama signed the HEAR Act into law, establishing a uniform statute of limitations to govern claims seeking recovery of Nazi-confiscated art. Confiscation of art by the Nazis during World War II has been…
  • Dec 15

    Not What I Signed Up For: CA’s New Autograph Law

    Not What I Signed Up For: CA’s New Autograph Law
    Effective January 1, 2017, art dealers operating in California will have a new certificate of authenticity requirement.  AB 1570, recently signed into law by Governor Brown, requires a certificate of authenticity for all autographed…
  • Oct 28

    Just Between Us: Buyer of Rothko Painting Sued for Breach of Confidentiality

    Just Between Us: Buyer of Rothko Painting Sued for Breach of Confidentiality
    Confidentiality provisions are not a new or novel inclusion in agreements for the sale of assets, let alone the sale of artwork. However, the extremely drawn out case of Hoffman v. L&M Arts, et al, presents a rather odd view on the scope…
Rank this Week: 1708

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

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

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Jun 27

    Notice from Minnesota Secretary of State regarding pre-2015 limited liability companies in Minnesota

    Notice from Minnesota Secretary of State regarding pre-2015 limited liability companies in Minnesota
    From the MN Secretary of State ### NOTICE: Owners of pre-2015 limited liability companies in Minnesota: Upcoming changes to the law will affect your business. The Office of the Secretary of State (OSS) wants to remind all limited liability…
  • Jun 1

    Copyright Office Releases an Updated Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition

    Copyright Office Releases an Updated Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition
    Reprinted From Library of Congress NewsNet Issue 666, June 1, 2017 Copyright Office Releases an Updated Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition Acting Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple Claggett today…
  • May 18

    Trademark Enforcement Options – FAQ

    Trademark Enforcement Options – FAQ
    What are My Trademark Enforcement Options? Answer: Deciding on the right trademark enforcement options may seem pretty easy, but other options exist. While trademark owners are not required to sue all trademark infringers, not…
Rank this Week: 1743

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…
Rank this Week: 2578

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

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

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Apr 24

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project

    Body Painter, Natalie Fletcher, Discusses her ‘Bodies Across America” Project
    Body artist Natalie Fletcher blurs the line between landscape and portrait painting: using living, breathing canvases, she blends the human body seamlessly into its surroundings. In an exclusive interview with Creative Arts Advocate, she…
  • Apr 5

    2017 Film Festival Schedule

    2017 Film Festival Schedule
    The film festival circuit is a crucial way for independent filmmakers to have their voices heard. Festivals can be a few days long or spread out over a week, and frequently feature musical performances, art installations, and other events, in…
  • Mar 30

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?

    Can the Practice of Yoga be Protected by Copyright Law?
    Yoga. We’ve all tried it to help our aching backs or ease our nagging anxieties. In fact, over 30 million Americans practice yoga, with countless studios across the nation (surprisingly, Alaska has the most studios per capita). The…
Rank this Week: 3881

Street Art & Law

Street Art & Law

Covers street art, copyright, and copyright infringements of street artists' works.

https://streetartandlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 18

    Maya Hayuk – Starbucks and the substantial similarity test. Idea vs. expression

    Maya Hayuk – Starbucks and the substantial similarity test. Idea vs. expression
    72andSunny is an advertising agency that in October 2014 was developing an advertising and media campaign for Starbucks. On October 10, 2014, 72andSunny contacted Maya Hayuk by email to see if she was interested in creating artwork for the…
  • Jul 10

    Rime vs Moschino – Scott : settlement?

    Rime vs Moschino – Scott : settlement?
      On June 27th Rime entered a stipulation to dismiss defendant Jeremy Scott IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties to this action through their designated counsel that all of Plaintiff’s causes of action against…
  • Jun 2

    Space Invader and the removed mosaic in Pari

    Space Invader and the removed mosaic in Pari
    On April 28, 2013 in Paris, 3 arrondissement, two persons were caught while removing a Space Invader mosaic (PA_696 in the picture below) Space Invader asked the Court (the Tribunal Correctionnel de Paris) to declare them guilty of…
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