[caption id="attachment_9276" align="alignnone" width="300"] Public service add advertising the need to protect indigenous rights via intellectual property, in Spanish language.[/caption] As it stands, there’s not much indigenous groups can do to protect their cultural patrimony or to keep companies from ripping off their designs. There’s currently no law granting Mayan groups control over their own intellectual property. But Mayan communities are fighting to trademark their work, and they could be paving the way for other indigenous groups in the process. Another great post on indigenous rights by online powerhouse, Remezcla.
The Art & Law Program is now accepting applications for its spring 2017 term on a Rolling Basis. The Rolling Admissions deadline is December 16, 2016. Applicants who apply through Rolling Admissions can expect to receive a decision from the Program 1 to 2 weeks after their application is received. The Program's admissions process is competitive—as each year they get many more applications than they have spaces for, so if you'd like to increase the likelihood of acceptance or need to know of an acceptance or rejection as soon as possible, obviously the sooner you apply the better it is for ...
The Art & Law Program has been listed as one of eight solid alternatives to MFA art programs. You can read more about it here and here.
[caption id="attachment_9208" align="alignnone" width="300"] Image: Detroit, Michigan (Circa 2013). Image courtesy of Sergio Munoz Sarmiento. Copyright 2013 Sergio Munoz Sarmiento. All rights reserved.[/caption] I've co-curated an ongoing exhibition with Sima Familant. Here's the scoop. In, A Place Called Motherfuckin’ Lovely, the works and artists in the exhibition are purposefully and subtly disjunctive in order to take on what we deem identifies a forgotten "America," in both its history and current manifestation – the place where dreams come true, where airplanes come to die, where racial and gender antagonisms still live large and across the nation, where privilege and violence merge in unsuspecting ways, and ...
As many of you know I teach law school and art school courses in art law and art & Law. I also give quite a few lectures and seminars on art & law. During my classes and talks, I often refer to the scholarly and artist work of some of my peers, and after these classes or talks I am always asked for their names or the names of other thinkers or writings in these fields. I've finally gotten around to writing this brief blog post to make this information more public. But I also want to use this opportunity to ...
Lawmakers have revealed the first major copyright update proposals. Updates seem to include more searchable technology, the inclusion of a small claims board within the Copyright Office, and a 10-year term limit for the Register of Copyrights.
According to the Copyright Office, there will be more changes to come, along with proposals on music licensing.
Oregon band “The Slants” had their name refused for trademark registration for being “offensive.” The USPTO accuses the name of being disparaging to Asian-Americans, to which the Asian-American band argues they are re-appropriating the term. The band sued, and the case has made it up to the Supreme Court.
It will be interesting to see if this case impacts the infamous Washington Redskins debate.
Oklahoma photographer, Peggy Fontenot, is challenging a state law, saying it: “violates her constitutional rights to free speech and to earn a living by prohibition her from truthfully describing her work as ‘American Indian-made.’”
The Art & Law Program is now accepting applications for its spring 2017 term on a Rolling Basis. The Rolling Admissions deadline is December 16, 2016.
Applicants who apply through Rolling Admissions can expect to receive a decision from the Program 1 to 2 weeks after their application is received. The Program’s admissions process is competitive—as each year they get many more applications than they have spaces for, so if you’d like to increase the likelihood of acceptance or need to know of an acceptance or rejection as soon as possible, obviously the sooner you apply the better it is for you. Non-US based applicants are strongly encouraged to apply sooner rather than later.
In more exciting news, the spring 2017 seminars will be held at the Cornell Art Architecture Planning headquarters at 26 Broadway in New York City.
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