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Case Dismissed: Collector/Gallery Dispute

A new article released by the Frankfurt Kurnit Art Law Group discusses the recent dismissal of McKenzie v. Fishko, a case brought by Richard F. McKenzie and his foundation against his dealer, Forum Gallery, and its director,…
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Copyright for 3D Scans

Sketchfab has published an article discussing copyright law as applied to 3D printing and scans. Public domain artworks and their replicas legally can be scanned and those scans shared based on a 1999 district court case…
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Munich Court Rejects Cousin’s Inheritance Claims to Gurlitt Collection

The trove of over 1,000 artworks, originally collected for a museum planned by Hitler, was discovered in a Munich apartment during a tax investigation in 2012. Cornelius Gurlitt, a reclusive art collector who died in May…
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Changes in UK Copyright Law May Affect Artists

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Chubb Advises Artist Involvement in Restoration

In response to the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (“VARA”), the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has published a white paper titled “Conservation of the Works of Living Artists” which advises consultation with…
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Chief Proponent of 1976 Copyright Act Dead at 91

Robert W. Kastenmeier, a Wisconsin Democrat who in 1976 managed the first general revision of copyright law since 1909, died on Friday at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 91. “Copyright and intellectual property is…
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The End of the Image at Triple Canopy

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