You’re considering a lot of different things when thinking about inking a new tattoo, but copyright infringement probably isn’t one of them. But copyright laws come into play in various ways when tattooing new work – whether you’re the artist whose designs are being inked, the tattoo artists drawing your own work, or an artist merely using the influence and inspiration of tattoo art...
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Nicole is a writer and law school graduate with a dedicated focus and passion for the arts, and a particular interest in Latin American art and history. Nicole has extensive experience working with art galleries and museums in Buenos Aires and Miami, and explores cultural landscapes across the Americas through her writing.
Artists and collectors can minimize estate taxes on artworks by employing a planning strategy and understanding the complexities involved with assessing the work's fair market value.
What are the challenges for collectors in authenticating artworks? What are the legal remedies when a purchased artwork is discovered to be an art forgery?
DMCA safe harbor shields internet service providers from any copyright infringement liability. Here's what artists can do to protect their work.
Street art remains controversial and the rights artists have over their works continues to be a messy subject but is it illegal?
Artists and lawyers don’t usually get to work together. But the perfect opportunity arises when you want to take an art business to the next level.
Knowing more about copyright and fair use will help you determine what is yours to use and what is off limits.
Fair use is a common art law issue that arises for artists. Here, we review the College Art Association's Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts.
Find out how the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) protects public works, like street art, from being altered or destroyed by private land owners.
A new court ruling illustrates how artists can defend themselves against right of publicity claims as copyright holders of their work.
Most art galleries participate in art fairs throughout the year. Many of those fairs are international, such as Art Basel Switzerland or the Hong International Art Fair. International art fairs are an excellent way to position your gallery in front of an international audience and capture a new clientele. They are also an incredibly costly endeavor, considering exhibition costs, shipping...
Retrieving Nazi stolen art is often complex. Usually, a lack of documentation makes provenance difficult to prove.