Art Law Journal

Category - Intellectual Property

Stories about receiving copyright protection and dealing with infringement

unlicensed Music
Intellectual Property

Videographers Must Obtain Music Licensing Rights

For years, videographers have used music as a backdrop in their films, short videos, and documentaries. The law around music licensing is pretty clear: a license is required to use copyrighted music in a video.  This has been a standard practice since the dawn of music recordings. Yet, throughout the video industry, we find music being used without a license.  We need look no...

Tattoo Art
Intellectual Property

Who Owns the Copyright in Your Tattoo Art?

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...

3d Printing
Intellectual Property

Does Copyright and Trademark Law Protect 3D Printing?

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...