Art Law Journal
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...

Art Forgery
Art Theft & Fraud

Using Synthetic DNA to Fight Art Forgery

Ever since humanity has created and sold artistic works or items of aesthetic beauty, there have been art forgers looking to relieve unsuspecting individuals of their hard-earned money. Over the centuries, purveyors of art have maintained a continuous struggle against art forgery, developing ever more sophisticated forensic tools to spot forgeries while, at the same time, the forgers find new...