Thursday, October 18, 2018

Some useful and friendly advice to new law students

From the always-great and UCLA law prof, Eugene Volokh.


The case of the “not Golub” paintings

Regardless of where the works came from, it is undoubtedly troubling that so many fake paintings could pass muster at leading auction houses and hoodwink knowledgeable collectors.


Encumbering deaccessioned work a good idea?

Apparently this writer, Bob Beatty, thinks so.

“A museum selling a work should ensure that the institution or individual to which or whom the work is sold commit in some binding form to equal or higher conservational standards and equal or higher public access to the work in question”

In the U.S., this will have the same life-span as resale royalty rights. More via Hyperallergic.


Warhol Foundation pledges allegiance…

To Josephine Meckseper’s artistic rendition of the U.S. flag.


Kendrick Lamar copyright lawsuit testing cultural appropriation between Africans and African-Americans?

Apparently some think so.

Here’s Lamar’s motion for partial summary judgment, which addresses the visual artist’s pseudo moral rights claims.


Mark Leckey’s Cult Classic Video Removed from YouTube Following Copyright Claim (UPDATE)


According to a removal notice posted by the artist to Instagram last week, the video posted by Leckey was deleted by Google following a copyright claim from the distribution company Fremantle Media, Inc. What, exactly, the company claimed as its own property remains unclear. YouTube did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Via Artnews.

UPDATE: July 20, 2018

Apparently it’s back up!



Pseudo Anarchists send cease and desist letter

Disclaimer: I was and still am a Rage Against the Machine (“RATM”) fan. However, silly types of censorship are not what RATM is known for, but I suppose they feel (since not much thinking seems to be going on here) that unless they take legal action and make it public, their fans will somehow think that they’ve gone from raging anti-conservatives to neo-fascists. Venting at conservative Nigel Farage, RATM’s letter states, in part, “Stop using RATM’s name and logo, change the name of your podcast and find some other target to troll. We suggest President Trump.”

You decide.


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