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The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

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

    Another new VARA case

    Another new VARA case
    This one in Los Angeles, involving a painted-over Charles Bukowski-inspired mural.
  • Apr 28

    Do we need more regulation of the art market?

    Do we need more regulation of the art market?
    Georgina Adam in the FT.
  • Apr 28

    Reading this post is optional for NYC resident

    Reading this post is optional for NYC resident
    The New York Times reports that the Met is considering charging (rather than recommending suggesting) admission fees to visitors from outside New York City.Michael Rushton points out that, first of all, "it’s a bit over the top to refer…
Rank this Week: 146

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
  • Apr 25

    Vivian Maier Dispute à Troi

    Vivian Maier Dispute à Troi
    The battle over artist’s “estates” continues.
  • Apr 20

    Podcast: Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl, Cady Noland, 5Pointz, Moral Right

    Podcast: Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl, Cady Noland, 5Pointz, Moral Right
    Does an artist have the legal right to protect her work from the encroachment of another artist’s artwork? That’s the question facing Arturo Di Modica, creator of Wall Street’s iconic bronze Charging Bull, which last month…
  • Apr 15

    A VARA Triumph, Detroit Mural Will Stay Put

    A VARA Triumph, Detroit Mural Will Stay Put
    It’s VARA craziness week. According to the Detroit Metro Times, Detroit’s “iconic” Illuminated Mural won’t be torn down. Apparently the artist and building owner announced last Thursday that they have…
Rank this Week: 249

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

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

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    National Antiquities Take-Back Day

    National Antiquities Take-Back Day
    Today is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Each year the Drug Enforcement Administration coordinates with federal, state, county, and local police and police to collect millions of pounds of unused medications stored in household…
  • Apr 20

    Federal Court Leaves CPIA Coin Import Regs Untouched

    Federal Court Leaves CPIA Coin Import Regs Untouched
    The District Court of Maryland once again has refused the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild's (ACCG) invitation to strike down or weaken import restrictions that protect endangered ancient coins. The court instead ordered the forfeiture…
  • Apr 19

    Drusus Head Revisited

    Drusus Head Revisited
    Steve Litt reports that the Cleveland Museum of Art is returning a marble head depicting Drusus Minor to Italy because the object was stolen in 1944.When the Cleveland Museum acquired the ancient piece in 2012, several commentators raised…
Rank this Week: 673

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/
  • Apr 28

    How to Fight Fake News in a World Spewing Alternative Fact

    How to Fight Fake News in a World Spewing Alternative Fact
    By Mackenzie Olson Before you re-share an online article, before you give weight to its assertions—before you even begin to read the first line—ask yourself one question: “Does this look like a credible source?” At a…
  • Apr 26

    Demolition Man Seeks Retribution Against Motion Pictures Studio

    Demolition Man Seeks Retribution Against Motion Pictures Studio
    By Samuel J. Daheim “[Sylvester] Stallone is one of the greatest American talents of the last and present century,” explains a complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by Rogue Marble Productions Inc., Stallone’s…
  • Apr 24

    Off the Wall

    Off the Wall
    By Danielle Ollero Grafitti is often considered a form of vandalism, or a criminal act. However, at the 5Pointz building in Queens New York, it is the white washers who are being called vandals. Jerry Wolkoff purchased the warehouse building…
Rank this Week: 941

Art Law

Art Law

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

http://artlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 24

    New York City Church Sued For Relocation Of Sculpture Commemorating 9/11 Loss Of Tree

    New York City Church Sued For Relocation Of Sculpture Commemorating 9/11 Loss Of Tree
    In recent art news, Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan is being sued by a sculptor for relocating his bronze sculpture of the stump and root system of a very large sycamore tree entitled “The Trinity Root” that was formally…
  • Apr 21

    “Anti-Police” Painting Controversy: Court says, No First Amendment Rights at Stake

    “Anti-Police” Painting Controversy: Court says, No First Amendment Rights at Stake
    The US. District Court for the District of Columbia recently denied a preliminary injunction seeking the reinstallation of a controversial “anti-police” painting at the U.S Capitol complex. David Pulphus, a student artist from…
  • Apr 15

    “Fearless Girl” Statue Controversy

    “Fearless Girl” Statue Controversy
    The “Fearless Girl” was created by sculptor Kristen Visbal and erected in Bowling Green in honor of International Women’s Day in March.  The statue has become wildly popular.  Although set to be removed next week,…
Rank this Week: 1182

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: 1399

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: 1821

Kunkle Law Blog

Kunkle Law Blog

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

http://kunklelaw.com/blog
  • Apr 14

    Copyright Cases: Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc.

    Copyright Cases: Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc.
    Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc.  LiveJournal is a social media platform that displays photographs posted by users.  Maverix Photographs sued for copyright infringement of some of its photographs.  LiveJournal…
  • Feb 15

    What does Consideration mean in a Contract?

    What does Consideration mean in a Contract?
    What does it mean for a contract to be not enforceable because of a lack of consideration? Answer: In order for a contract to be enforceable, the mutual promises of the parties must be supported by “consideration”. Considerations…
  • Feb 14

    Benefits of a Federal Trademark Registration – FAQ

    Benefits of a Federal Trademark Registration – FAQ
    What are the benefits of a federal trademark registration? Answer: There are many benefits of a federal trademark registration, both direct and indirect.  Direct benefits are numerous and include: National protection of the…
Rank this Week: 1860

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: 2740

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: 4162

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…
Rank this Week: 5027