Artist Settles Moral Rights Lawsuit for $125K
In January of 2011 we reported that an artist, Paul Jackson, had sued the University of Missouri alleging the university violated his moral rights under the 1990 Visual Artists Rights Act when the university failed to protect, secure, and keep the glass-tiled “Tiger Spot” mosaic from being damaged.
The university eventually paid Jackson $125,000 to relinquish his rights to the public artwork, giving the university the ability to permanently remove it. The payment also settles a lawsuit Jackson filed against the university.
The university removed the mosaic today in its entirety.
Via the Columbia Daily Tribune.