Whenever an artist or writer portrays a living person in an unflattering light, they are likely to receive a letter or angry phone call saying things like “I am going to sue you for defamation” or “you’ll be hearing from my lawyer,” along with plethora of swear words. It sounds pretty serious and scary, but the reality is that it is usually just bluster; defamation suits are not that easy to win...
Category - Public Policy
Estate Planning for Visual Artists has some special considerations not found in traditional estate planning. Find out what they are, how to download a complete guide, and why it is best to begin planning for your legacy as soon as possible.
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.
The FCC is considering revoking net neutrality rules, which guarantee fair and free access to content on the internet. Here's what artists need to know about the current net neutrality framework.
Motivated by an upward trend in law enforcement overreach, more and more citizens are wondering whether the First Amendment protects their right to record videos of police activity.
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...
How would U.S. copyright laws govern online distribution of photos of public art? Does the artist own the copyright in the work?