Without the protection that copyright law gives artists, it would be difficult to monetize creative work and make a living. Here are ten sound copyright-related practices that every artist should know.
A new court ruling illustrates how artists can defend themselves against right of publicity claims as copyright holders of their work.
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...
Most art galleries participate in art fairs throughout the year. Many of those fairs are international, such as Art Basel Switzerland or the Hong International Art Fair. International art fairs are an excellent way to position your gallery in front of an international audience and capture a new clientele. They are also an incredibly costly endeavor, considering exhibition costs, shipping...
Take these two commonly heard phrases: “I need to copyright my slogan,” or “I want to patent my new idea.” Do you know why they are wrong? We break down the differences between IP laws.
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.
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...
Since most common insurance policies specifically exclude artwork, fine art collectors must consider purchasing a fine art insurance policy to protect their treasured works. Art Law Journal breaks down how these unique policies work.
Fashion designers face a unique set of challenges in protecting their intellectual property, but new court decisions are providing further guidance for fashion designers and legal practitioners.
Retrieving Nazi stolen art is often complex. Usually, a lack of documentation makes provenance difficult to prove.