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Harvard Law Review Note Criticizes Second Circuit’s ‘Cariou’ Opinion

File this under “Great Fucken Argument.” Here’s a Harvard Law Review note that applies a diplomatic but devastating critique to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ Cariou v. Prince opinion. I won’t bore you with a recap…
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Should artists get future proceeds from previously sold artworks?

That’s the theme of the weekend. And all last week. Much as been written about this issue, mostly against passing such a bill, the American Royalties Too Act of 2014, which is currently pending in Congress and may get…
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Ex-dictator Noriega Sues ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’

Manuel Noriega: “Hey, I might have been ousted by the U.S. military for questionable governmental practices, but that doesn’t mean you can use my image and portray me like a lunatic criminal, let alone profit from it.” Or…
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Video: Mine? Or Yours? Jill Magid and Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento

On February 18, 2014, and at a time when global exchanges are de rigueur, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, in collaboration with The Art & Law Program, presented a conversation on intellectual property, local…
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How to Quit Biglaw and Do What You Love, Like Art

Here’s how an associate at a corporate law firm quits.Or, as Above the Law puts it, This isn’t just another departure memo. This is a guide, an illustrated guide to exactly how a person can go from “I make $160,000 or…
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Damien Hirst Denies Certificate for Site-Specific Painting

Hirst alleges that the in-situ painting was traded for another Hirst painting years ago, and therefore he is the sole owner of the in-situ painting, and now wants it destroyed. Can’t we all just get along? Via The…
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What If Emotions Could Be Used to Buy Art?

An Auction Based on Emotions. That’s what it’s called. You can read more about this project here. It would surprise only a few to hear me say that on its face the project itself leaves much to be desired. What is of…
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