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How Long Does Copyright Protection Last…In China?

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Getty Research Institute Acquires Allan Sekula’s Papers

The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles has acquired the photographer Allan Sekula’s papers, which take up approximately 400 boxes, and include correspondence, records, photographs, research materials, archival notes,…
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Spiral Jetty Is Utah’s Official State Work of Art

Both the Utah House and Senate have approved the designation of not only an official “state work of art” — the Spiral Jetty in the Great Salt Lake — but also separate official plural “state works of art,” namely ancient…
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Dubai, Where Architecture, Labor and Copyright Collide

Mexican architect, Fernando Donis, has filed a lawsuit against the Dubai municipality alleging copyright infringement of his architectural designs, which he created for a competition in 2008. Interestingly, this NY Times…
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On the Intersection of Art and Law in the Work of Félix González-Torres

If you missed last year’s symposium on law and the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres in Miami, here’s your chance to catch it at Cornell Law School on Saturday, March 18, 2017. This symposium is part of the upcoming publication…
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Art Adviser Ordered to Pay $1M to Client

Art adviser Lisa Jacobs has been ordered to pay Michael Schulhof the $1m she made from the sale of a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting . In a decision from February 27, 2017, New York Supreme Court Judge Charles Ramos ruled that…
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9th Circuit: Artist Entitled to Collect $450,000 Copyright Infringement Award

This past Monday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Artist Donald Wakefield, whose work was copied by real estate billionaire Igor Olenicoff, the world’s 156th richest person according to Forbes, is entitled to…
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