Ferrari recognized as work of art

Image courtesy of Motohide Miwa.

An Italian commercial tribunal in Bologna has recognized the Ferrari 250 GTO car not only as a classic, but as a work of art that is entirely original and fully protected by intellectual property rights.

Given that only 36 of these GTOs were produced between 1962 and 1964 (with one selling last year at auction for $48.4 million), another company in the northern city of Modena thought it a good idea to produce 250 replicas. Obviously that’s not gonna happen.

Does anyone remember that interesting, and wrongly decided, moral rights case in Texas some 9 years ago?

Story here.