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Atlanta's High Museum Of Art Receives Landmark Donation Of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist And Modernist Paintings & Other Art World Headlines
Doris and Shouky Shaheen donated their collection of Impressionist paintings to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, constituting one of the largest donations in the museum's history.
United States
10 Sep 2019
Lawsuit Against Pace Gallery Owners Over Agnes Martin Works Dismissed & Other Art World Headlines
Dealer's Suit Against Gallery Owners for Declaring Agnes Martin Works Fakes Is Dismissed New York Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit by the London-based The Mayor Gallery against the owners of the Pace Gallery...
13 Aug 2019
Andy Warhol Foundation Wins Copyright Lawsuit Over Prince Portrait & More Art World Headlines
The following are summaries of news reports pertaining to art law and art markets.
1 Aug 2019
The Deadliest Laptop In The World Is Up For Art Auction & More Art World Headlines
The following are summaries of news reports pertaining to art law and art markets, organized by geographic regions for your browsing convenience.
17 Jun 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Provides Clear Guidance For Copyright Litigants
In March 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued decisions in two copyright cases ...
United States
3 Jun 2019
Digital Technology Does Not Follow First Sale Of Tangible Equivalents
Adam R. Bialek and Michael Barer weighed in on the Second Circuit's affirmation of a Southern District of New York finding that a digital music resale platform infringed on the copyrights of an American record...
United States
23 May 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Weighs In On Nontaxable Costs Recoverable In Copyright Suits And Standing To Sue
In March 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court issued decisions in two copyright cases, both of which concern narrow issues of statutory interpretation and are examples of matters that the Court
United States
26 Apr 2019
SCOTUS Showdown Will Have To Wait As Second Circuit Denies Petition To Review SDNY Rejection Of Server Test For Copyright Infringement
On July 17, 2018, in a barely four-line Mandate, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied a Petition for leave to appeal an interlocutory order by the Southern District of New York's...
United States
20 Jul 2018
Copyright Is No Monkey Business, Rules the Ninth Circuit
This case does cast light, however, on some unexpected precedent that may, in another matter, affect the result.
United States
2 May 2018
Showdown At SCOTUS Looms As SDNY Judge Certifies Her Opinion On Embedded Tweets For Interlocutory Appeal
On February 15, 2018, U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest rejected defendants' motion for partial summary judgment in a case involving the embedding of an image online and called into question...
United States
21 Mar 2018
Embedded Tweets Violate Exclusive Display Right, Setting Up Possible Showdown At SCOTUS, And Cause Uncertainty For Website Operators
Finding that drafters of the Copyright Act amendments in 1976 foreshadowed the technological advances that were coming, on February 15, 2018, U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest...
United States
1 Mar 2018
Street Artists Awarded $6.75 Million In Damages Against Developer Who Whitewashed Artworks Covering His Buildings
In one of the most important decision to date applying the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (VARA) since its adoption, on February 12, 2018, New York's Eastern District awarded $6.75 million in statutory damages to 21 aerosol artists whose works were intentionally destroyed by the owner of the buildings on which they were painted.
United States
27 Feb 2018
Website Operators Must Comply With New DMCA Agent Registration Procedures Or Risk Liability For Copyright Infringement
Initiation of copyright infringement claims on the internet is becoming more prevalent with the increasing sophistication of software that lets copyright owners scour the internet for infringements of images.
United States
23 Jan 2017
The Procedures For Agent Registration Have Changed: Do The Changes Go Far Enough?
Amy Baker (Of Counsel-Orlando) wrote the feature article in the November 30, 2016, issue of DRI's The Voice.
United States
13 Dec 2016
Led Zeppelin Prevails In Copyright Infringement Case: Now On Appeal In Ninth Circuit
In May 2014, the Trust acting on behalf of the rock group Spirit filed a copyright infringement suit against Led Zeppelin related to the first chords in the band's most famous song, "Stairway to Heaven."
United States
12 Sep 2016
Certain Provisions Of California Resale Royalty Act Are Preempted By The Copyright Act
The CRRA requires a seller of fine art to pay the artist a 5 percent royalty from the proceeds of a sale "as long as the seller resides in California or the sale takes place in California."
United States
25 May 2016
Congress Creates Federal Private Right Of Action For Misappropriation Of Trade Secrets
Parties will now be able to bring a lawsuit in federal court to protect their trade secrets under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which was passed by Congress on April 27, 2016, and signed into law on May 11, 2016.
United States
18 May 2016
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