January 10th, 2017 by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento in Free Speech
Eugene Volokh ”was surprised to see this letter, sent by French lawyer Vanessa Bouchara — representing Getty Images France — to Matthew Chan.” His response, The First Amendment, of course.
Public service add advertising the need to protect indigenous rights via intellectual property, in Spanish language.
As it stands, there’s not much indigenous groups can do to protect their cultural patrimony or to keep companies from ripping off their designs. There’s currently no law granting Mayan groups control over their own intellectual property. But Mayan communities are fighting to trademark their work, and they could be paving the way for other indigenous groups in the process.
Another great post on indigenous rights by online powerhouse, Remezcla.
December 29th, 2016 by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento in Property
Pinkest pink pigment creator, Stuart Semple, is keeping Anish Kapoor from owning the rainbow (or at least hot pink). Kapoor isn’t very happy, posting his distaste at this denial on his Instagram feed. Can’t we all just get along…and not own colors?
For a while now we’ve been saying that the so-called “art world” is becoming more and more “legalized,” that is, informed and infected by the law. This is for the better and the worse.
Arts writer Daniel Grant takes a look at some of art law’s past heroes and heroines (or villains, depending on who you ask) and the ground they’ve paved in the name of artistic expression.
there may be a different group of artists who deserve their own separate pantheon—those who have made judicial, rather than art, history—for expanding artistic freedom and enabling other artists to create work without fear of prosecution.
Via the Observer.