Sunday, October 25, 2020

How street art is pushing up house values

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5Pointz Developer Aiming for Supreme Court Review

This past March, the developer defendants in the 5Pointz moral rights lawsuit filed a motion in the Second Circuit seeking a stay of the issuance of a mandate pending their filing of a petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court. Will the Supremes agree to hear this property vs. expression case?

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Judge blocks removal of Robert E. Lee statue

The temporary injunction order issued Monday says the state is a party to a deed recorded in March 1890 in which it accepted the statue and agreed to “faithfully guard” it.

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Who owns academic research?

In a suit filed in New York Southern District Court on June 9, art historian Marc Restellini alleges that the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, a nonprofit organization that supports the production of digital catalogues raisonnés and archives, has made copies of and disseminated his research on the artist Amedeo Modigliani without his permission.

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BREAKING: Inigo Philbrick arrested by FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has detained Inigo Philbrick, a young art dealer who operated a scandal that has a range of disputes over works worth millions of dollars. The FBI said it had arrested Philbrick, Vanuatu, a Pacific island country, and that he was then transported to Guam. He is expected to appear before a Manhattan federal court on Monday, June 15.

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SFMoMA lays off additional 55 employees

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Noland’s cabin?

This copyright and VARA case seems to come to an end (for now). In reading the court’s opinion one gets the sense that Judge Oetken of the NY Southern District Court is a bit peeved by the linguistic acrobatics attempted by Noland’s lawyers.


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