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Koons Foursome or, “Infringement is not a mathematical formula.”

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FBI and LAPD Recover Artworks

According to the LA Times, “Nine works of art that were stolen six years ago in one of the largest art heists in L.A. history have been recovered by investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI.” Tweet

Monkey-Selfie Guy Still Thinks He Has Copyright

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Is the Portrayal of Unprotected Sex a Matter of Free Speech?

A Los Angeles voter-approved law that requires actors in pornographic films to wear condoms was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals over the objection of adult-film makers, who claim the portrayal of unprotected sex…
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Do Artists Always Own What They Create?

Here’s a good overview of copyright and the work-for-hire doctrine. Definitely a must-read if you hire others to create for you and/or if you are hired by others to create for them. If you think you know the legal…
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American Eagle and “Ahol Sniffs Glue” Settle Copyright Suit

According to Law 360, American Eagle Outfitters has reached a settlement with artist David Anasagasti, aka Ahol Sniffs Glue, who claimed the American Eagle infringed his copyrighted graffiti works in an advertising campaign….
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Judge Rules $1.7 million Copyright Infringement Verdict Is Perfectly Fine

I mean, did Monster Beverage really think that using five Beastie Boys songs to sell their products was fair use? Tweet