Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era

Copyright Notice in black and white

Attorneys looking for some interesting copyright content while getting that coveted CLE may want to look at this PLI program. You can even access this Practicing Law Institute webcast from the comfort of your own home and sweatpants. I’ll be leading the discussion around public art. Webcast will take place on June 25, 2020 starting at 9am EST. There are 5 other great presenters and practitioners leading very interesting discussions as well. Hope you can join us!


Why You Should Attend 

Copyright law continues to evolve in ways than inevitably capture public attention.  Recent years have delivered headline changes to what was once considered settled tenets of copyright law.  This program features a comprehensive review of copyright basics and its latest updates, covering the fundamentals behind copyright’s origins and enforcement considerations as well as key case law and regulatory developments.  Lawyers new to the practice should find this program to serve as a helpful primer whereas experienced copyright lawyers should find the coverage of recent updates most helpful.

What You Will Learn

– Basic Principles of Copyright Law 
– Enforcing Copyrights
– New Cases in Copyright Law—Internet and Beyond
– Intermediary Liability and the DMCA
– Copyright Issues in Visual Arts

Who Should Attend

Attorneys new to copyright law and more experienced practitioners seeking a review of the latest updates should find this program to be helpful.

More info here.


Who owns urban lights? Chris Burden’s ghost does!

On June 4, the Estate of Chris Burden filed suit against the Rabbit Town park in Bandung, West Java, and its owner, Henry Husada, in the Commercial Court at the Central Jakarta District Court. The suit alleges that Rabbit Town’s Love Light looks too similar to Burden’s famed Urban Light (2008) sculpture.

More here.


How street art is pushing up house values

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5Pointz Developer Aiming for Supreme Court Review

This past March, the developer defendants in the 5Pointz moral rights lawsuit filed a motion in the Second Circuit seeking a stay of the issuance of a mandate pending their filing of a petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court. Will the Supremes agree to hear this property vs. expression case?

More here.


Judge blocks removal of Robert E. Lee statue

The temporary injunction order issued Monday says the state is a party to a deed recorded in March 1890 in which it accepted the statue and agreed to “faithfully guard” it.

More here.


Who owns academic research?

In a suit filed in New York Southern District Court on June 9, art historian Marc Restellini alleges that the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, a nonprofit organization that supports the production of digital catalogues raisonnés and archives, has made copies of and disseminated his research on the artist Amedeo Modigliani without his permission.

More here.


BREAKING: Inigo Philbrick arrested by FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has detained Inigo Philbrick, a young art dealer who operated a scandal that has a range of disputes over works worth millions of dollars. The FBI said it had arrested Philbrick, Vanuatu, a Pacific island country, and that he was then transported to Guam. He is expected to appear before a Manhattan federal court on Monday, June 15.

More here.


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