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Google v. Garcia: Full Panel Finds No Copyright for Individual Performance

This week, the full panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found in Google vs. Garcia that an actress portrayed in the film Innocence of Muslims, Cindy Lee Garcia, did not hold copyright in her performance. The 2012 film,…
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Out-of-state Royalties Rejected in CA

The 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals struck down a clause in a section of the 1976 California Resale Royalties Act, the only law in the country which requires sellers of art to pay the artist a 5% cut of the price…
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Venice Police Label Christoph Büchel Art Project a Public Safety Threat

Swiss artist Christoph Büchel is presenting the first Mosque ever to occupy the historic center of Venice as his contribution to the Icelandic Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. According to Artnet News, The…
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Group roars against Christo’s River Project

A volunteer group, Rags Over the Arkansas River (“ROAR”), opposing Christo’s planned project to drape the Arkansas River with fabric has filed a brief asking the Colorado Supreme Court to review the case. Christo first…
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BREAKING: U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Index of Fair Use Decisions

Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante today announced the launch of the U.S. Copyright Office’s Fair Use Index, which is designed to provide the public with searchable summaries of major fair use decisions. According to…
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Announcing: The First Ever Limited Edition Art & Law T-Shirt

You heard right. The very first–and official–Art & Law “original, no borders, no rules, NYC” t-shirt is out. This t-shirt is original, limited edition (only 50 printed) and comes with its very own certificate of…
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Tax Break for Art Collectors May Face Elimination

A provision in the tax code which has been used by art investors to avoid federal taxes may be eliminated by the Obama administration, leading to a surge in anxiety among those who treat art as an investment commodity. The…
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