Understanding the difference between idea and expression is crucial to ensuring your creative work has sufficient copyright protection.
Registering your work with the U.S. Copyright Office is the most effective way to ensure you'll be fairly compensated in a copyright infringement lawsuit
At some point in any visual artist’s career, they will undoubtedly consider how to protect their work from infringements. Here are some tactics that might help.
Your name is a corporate asset with real tangible value, and protecting it is an important business consideration. A trademark may be the answer.
Recently, Google warned of new methods to remove watermarks online. However, those that do so face larger consequences under DMCA laws. Art Law Journal breaks it down.
Find out how the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) protects public works, like street art, from being altered or destroyed by private land owners.
While forgeries in the online art market are prevalent, art forgeries in the general art market are hardly rare. Art Law Journal reviews what collectors should watch out for, including provenance and appropriate documentation.
Many people think if they pay for a creative work, they own the copyright but as you'll see in this article, that isn't always the case.
Buying visual art, such as an oil painting, and we may have joint ownership along with its creator. So what did we really buy?
On February 20, The U.S. Copyright Office will alter the way it accepts applications for copyright registration of photographs. Here's what you'll need to know moving forward.
Comic book publisher ComicMix allegedly created a mashup of a popular Dr. Seuss book with elements of the iconic Star Trek TV series. Here, we discuss the resulting copyright infringement case, and whether a court may find the work permissible under the fair use doctrine.