For the majority of U.S citizens, the latest and greatest art pieces are not easily accessible. Many of the latest and greatest works are lying in storage areas at galleries or museums, rarely shown without an appointment or part of someone’s private collection. When the art does become publicly available, it is usually in art fairs or at galleries, which tend to be...
Author - Nicole Martinez
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.
What happens to artwork when artists or art collectors divorce? We discuss the various obstacles to overcome, including equitable distribution, copyright and Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) considerations and getting an art appraiser.
Filmmakers can use characters from their favorite novels in their films, but under copyright law, they must obtain express permission from the author.
As the 3D printing industry continues to grow, many designers are turning to Creative Commons to share their work. But is that really the best way to do so?
It's common to see art fair visitors snapping photos of artworks for Instagram, but does the practice constitute copyright infringement, or is it fair use?
Copyright infringement lawsuits can be time-consuming, which not surprisingly, means they can also become very expensive. Find out how you can win attorney's fee's to make initiating a copyright lawsuit easier.
The capital of the global art market, artwork sales in New York often impose hefty taxes on the purchaser – unless one of the several clever loopholes are employed. Amid allegations that several prominent galleries and collectors were employing tax evasion schemes that weren’t entirely up to snuff, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced he would initiate investigations concerning...
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...
How would U.S. copyright laws govern online distribution of photos of public art? Does the artist own the copyright in the work?
3D printing is a relatively new art form is sweeping the internet and worrying designers and Hollywood executives alike. Along with the advent of 3D printing, a steady stream of piracy and copyright infringement cases have been reported by industry honchos. Whether you’re supportive of this new innovation or struggling to protect your own 3D designs, you may want to consider getting to know...
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.
DMCA safe harbor shields internet service providers from any copyright infringement liability. Here's what artists can do to protect their work.