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Famous Courbet Painting Sparks Facebook Legal Battle

Social media giant Facebook has been taken to court by a French user whose account was closed down after he posted an image of Courbet’s racy painting L’Origine du Monde (1866). The plaintiff, a Parisian schoolteacher…
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Court Finds Luc Tuymans Infringed Photographer’s Intellectual Property

A few stories floating around the internet report that a Belgian court has found Luc Tuymans liable for “plagiarizing” photographer Katrijn Van Giel’s photograph. We believe this to mean that Tuymans was found liable of…
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Spain Arrests Alleged Art Forgers

Three suspected members of an art forgery ring were arrested in the Spanish cities of Zaragoza and Tarragona, El Pais reported. Accused of peddling drawings falsely attributed to Miró, Picasso, and Matisse, they’ve…
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HuffPo’s Brief History of Art Censorship

After last week’s brutal attack on Paris’ satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and in many ways on free speech in general, censorship remains as crucial an issue as ever. While sources like The Telegraph and the Associated…
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New Encounters of Law and Art at Yale Law School

I’m very happy to be part of this art and law conference. On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Yale University will host a major symposium titled The Legal Medium: New Encounters of Art and Law. A very interesting group of…
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Nadler Slams Christie’s and Sotheby’s on Resale Rights

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Andres Serrano Pissed Off at Associated Press

And for copyright infringement, no less. Wait, wasn’t it the same Associated Press that hauled Shepard Fairey into court for…wait for it, wait for it…copyright infringement? Tweet