Art Law BlogPosts Categorized Under "Copyright"

The art world, and the laws that regulate it, are continually evolving.  Grossman LLP’s Art Law Blog offers our insights into the important legal issues and developments impacting the art world on a daily basis.

Warhol Foundation Seeks Declaratory Relief In Case Against Creator of Photo of Late Musician Prince

Posted May 11th, 2017 - by Kate Lucas


In recent years, we have written several times about the complex legal issues raised in copyright lawsuits involving high-profile appropriation artists like Richard Prince and Jeff Koons.  This s… (read more)


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McDonald’s In the Hot Seat Again Over Unauthorized Use of Graffiti Art

Posted May 9th, 2017 - by Kate Lucas


This past fall, we wrote about a copyright-infringement lawsuit by the estate of artist Dash Snow against McDonald’s over the fast-food chain’s use of Snow’s graffiti art as part of the décor for… (read more)


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Graffiti Artists’ VARA Claims Regarding Destruction of 5Pointz Works Head to Trial

Posted April 10th, 2017 - by Kate Lucas


Earlier this month, the graffiti-artist plaintiffs in the now-famous 5Pointz case scored an interim victory that is expected to send the case to a trial later this year. Our previous posts con… (read more)


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Supreme Court Decision in Cheerleading Uniform Case Clarifies Standards for Copyrightability of Graphic Elements of Useful Articles

Posted April 2nd, 2017 - by Kate Lucas


This blog follows important legal developments in the copyright arena, including cases regarding “copyrightability,” i.e., the threshold question of whether a work is entitled to copyright.  Last… (read more)


Categories: Copyright, Legal Developments

Appeals Court Upholds Jury Award To Sculptor For Copyright Infringement

Posted March 28th, 2017 - by Kate Lucas


Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $450,000 jury award in a case against a businessman who commissioned knockoff copies of several of the artist’s sculptures. The … (read more)


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