Artists can stop anyone from mutilating or destroying their work, such as demolishing a building that has street art on its walls, through the Visual Arts Right Act (VARA)
Author - Steve Schlackman
As a photographer and Patent Attorney with a background in marketing, Steve has a unique perspective on art and law. Should you have any questions on Intellectual Property contact him at [email protected] His photography can be seen online at Fotofilosophy.com or on display at the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in New York City.
If an artwork is in the public domain, free from copyright protection, then how can a museum claim it holds the copyright?
On Jan 1, 2019, we not only ushered in a new year but also an unprecedented amount of creative works entering the public domain.
Facebook censorship policy is becoming more prevalent as it attempts to clean up fake news posted to the platform. But how does that affect Facebook users' right to Free Speech?
The treaties and laws around archaeological treasures and cultural heritage sites makes it difficult to know who owns the artifacts from the discoveries.
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.
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?
Art forgery remains a rampant issue within the art market and recent cases serve as a reminder of the need for highly technological tools to combat the practice.