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Italian Film Composer "Scores" For Authors
The Second Circuit issued a remarkable decision on termination rights under Sections 203 and 304(c) of the Copyright Act that seemingly
2 Sep 2019
The Hammer Falls On The First Major Blockchain-Based Art Auction
Christie's made history again last night during its evening sale, An American Place: The Barney A. Ebsworth Collection, at 20 Rockefeller Center in New York.
United States
20 Nov 2018
"Bank For Your Buck" – The Legal Implications Of Banksy's Destruction Of "Girl With Balloon"
For centuries, artists have been celebrated for pushing boundaries and shaping how society should view art.
United States
23 Oct 2018
How Blockchain Technology Can Improve The Music Industry
Longer term, blockchain technology could provide a more comprehensive solution for the industry.
United States
4 Oct 2018
Masterpiece By Bernardo Bellotto Purchased By London National Gallery Consequent To Temporary Export Bar
Art export laws are designed to prevent art and artifacts of significant cultural value from leaving its country of origin while also preserving the home country's competitiveness in the international art market.
10 Nov 2017
Can You Hear Me Now?: Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery (Hear) Act
On December 16, 2016, President Obama signed the HEAR Act into law, establishing a uniform statute of limitations to govern claims seeking recovery of Nazi-confiscated art.
United States
2 May 2017
Not What I Signed Up For: CA's New Autograph Law
Effective January 1, 2017, art dealers operating in California will have a new certificate of authenticity requirement.
United States
22 Dec 2016
Just Between Us: Buyer Of Rothko Painting Sued For Breach Of Confidentiality
Confidentiality provisions are not a new or novel inclusion in agreements for the sale of assets, let alone the sale of artwork.
United States
14 Nov 2016
Delivery Dilemma
Blue Art Limited, a UK company, is suing art dealer David Zwirner and his gallery, a contemporary art gallery in New York and London, for breach of contract and fraudulent concealment and inducement...
United States
5 Sep 2016
Update: I Swear It's Not Mine – Artist Sued For Denying He Created Art Piece
Yesterday, August 23, 2016, U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman reached a verdict in the authentication case against Peter Doig.
United States
30 Aug 2016
I Swear It's Not Mine – Artist Sued For Denying He Created Art Piece
Artist Peter Doig, whose pieces regularly sell for $10 million, is currently entangled in a rare and rather odd lawsuit, which involves a work Doig denies he created.
United States
19 Aug 2016
Don't Cry Over Spilled Paint — Sue! VARA Claim Filed Against Detroit Real Estate Company
News of up-and-coming Detroit-based artist, Katherine Craig, splattered across headlines in the art world when she recently filed a lawsuit under Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA).
United States
3 Feb 2016
Politics – The Invisible Force Behind China Artist And Art Market
After a period of significant growth from 2009 to 2014, the Chinese art market has experienced a drastic decline in the first half of 2015 with reports that the fine art auction turnover contracted at 30% less than the 2014 period.
United States
2 Nov 2015
Crime Doesn't Pay (As Much As It Used To) – FBI Cracks Down On Trade Of Looted Syrian And Iraqi Cultural Artifacts
ISIL has done much to publicize its demolition of artifacts and archaeological sites in Syria and Iraq that it has condemned as un-Islamic.
United States
7 Oct 2015
The Artist’s Legacy – Gifts Of Art To Family And Friends
In this post, Lauren Liebes will address unique issues artist face when making gifts to family and friends of visual art they have created.
United States
11 Mar 2015
The Artist’s Legacy – Business And Legal Planning Issues
Sheppard Mullin attorneys Christine Steiner and Lauren Liebes recently joined Weston Naef, Getty Photography Curator Emeritus, and ASA appraiser Jennifer Stoots for "What Will Become of Your Legacy", a panel discussion at Los Angeles Center of Photography.
United States
6 Feb 2015
The Elephant In The Room: Ivory Ban Seeks To Curb Poaching
With the June passage of New York Senate bill S7890 and Assembly bill A10143, New York’s elephant and mammoth ivory and rhino horn trade may be approaching extinction.
United States
6 Aug 2014
Department Of Justice Opens Review Of ASCAP And BMI Consent Decrees
The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice this month announced that it has opened a review of the 73-year-old ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees.
United States
18 Jun 2014
Last Wishes, First Impression: Potential Legal Issues Arise After Munich Recluse Passes Away, Bequeathing Nazi-Looted Art To A Swiss Museum
Cornelius Gurlitt’s notarized will lists the Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland as the heir to his vast art collection.
United States
18 Jun 2014
French Court Supports Freedom Of Authentication: A Win For Art Experts
Recently, the high court of appeals in Paris upheld an art expert’s right to refuse to authenticate a work of art.
16 Apr 2014
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