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The AFofM Contract - Extension And Upcoming Negotiations
The ANA-4A's Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations and the American Federation of Musicians have extended the AFofM Commercial Announcements Agreement - the collective bargaining agreement ...
United States
1 Oct 2019
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Don't Underestimate The Band Name
Finding the perfect band name is a daunting task. First, all or most band members must like the name.
United States
20 Sep 2019
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Second Circuit Hears Oral Argument In Appeal Of $6.75 Million Award For Artists In 5Pointz Case
Late last month, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in Castillo v. G&M Realty L.P.
United States
10 Sep 2019
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Artist Sues Singer For Shooting Then Selling Artwork
A new legal brawl between a musician and a painter raises an interesting question under the Copyright Act: what are the legal obligations of one who destroys another's art in order to create something that is arguably a new work?
United States
13 Aug 2019
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Chris Brown's "Wobble Up" Video Allegedly Copied Visual Artists' Work
Following the release of Chris Brown's video for "Wobble Up," several artists took to Instagram alleging that the video copied their artwork without their permission.
United States
29 May 2019
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Hotel Can Legally Destroy Artwork, But Can't Reproduce It, Says Court
The hotel then destroyed the mural by covering it with wallpaper.
United States
28 May 2019
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Judge Refuses To Toss Street Artist's Copyright Claim Against Advertiser
A street artist's lawsuit against General Motors tests an open question of law: does the "pictorial representation" exemption set forth in Section 120 of the Copyright Act ...
United States
2 Oct 2018
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Claiming The New 20% Pass-Thru Business Deduction—IRS Proposed Regulations Provide Guidance On Meaning Of "Specified Service Business"
On August 8, 2018, the IRS issued proposed (not final, but taxpayers can rely on them currently) regulations intepreting the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act's new rule under which an individual taxpayer may deduct up to 20% ...
United States
4 Sep 2018
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Claiming The New 20% Pass-Thru Business Deduction—IRS Proposed Regulations Provide Guidance On Meaning Of "Specified Service Business"
Background. On August 8, 2018, the IRS issued proposed (not final, but taxpayers can rely on them currently) regulations (the "Regulations") intepreting the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act's new rule ...
United States
22 Aug 2018
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Never Say "Never," Even If You're Kanye West
In February 2016, Kanye West tweeted that his new album, The Life of Pablo, "will never never never be on Apple.
United States
10 Jul 2018
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Let The Music Play: AFofM Commercials Announcements Agreement Extended
The ANA-4A's Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations and the American Federation of Musicians (AFofM) have agreed to an eighteen-month extension of the Commercials Announcements...
United States
8 Jun 2018
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Creating A Spotify Brand Playlist? First, Consider Spotify's Terms
Streaming music services such as Spotify offer interesting new avenues for engaging consumer audiences.
United States
5 Jun 2018
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¿Triste Navidad?
This case is a "twofer": not only does it involves a not-so-jolly dispute over copyright ownership of a holiday song; it also offers a refresher in Civil Procedure.
United States
25 Apr 2018
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AFM Commercial Agreement Set To Expire On June 4th
The ANA-4A's JPC on Broadcast Talent Union Relations notified JPC authorizers that the current collective bargaining agreement between the JPC and the American Federation of Musicians, which covers union musicians'...
United States
12 Apr 2018
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Real Estate Developer Ordered To Pay $6.75 Million For Destroying Aerosol Artists' Works
A New York federal court recently ordered a real estate developer to pay $6.75 million for whitewashing aerosol artists' works located at the famed 5Pointz site in Long Island City.
United States
26 Feb 2018
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Who Doesn't Love Dolphins?
This is a story about two works of art designed to appeal to the dolphin lover that lives within each of us. The plaintiff's (on the left in the accompanying image) is in pen and ink ...
United States
14 Feb 2018
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Art Collaborators Settle Suit over Ownership of Works
Recently, a settlement was reached in a lawsuit over the intellectual property rights in a body of thousands of works of visual art created by a husband and wife duo. The case delved into complicated questions about the ownership of copyright interests that should be top of mind to all artists who collaborate with others. Here's what you need to know.
United States
13 Feb 2018
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The Business Of Show, At Collaboration's End, Ownership Rights In A Joint Choreographic Work
Great dances are not created in a vacuum. A choreographer's instruments are her dancers; she often uses her dancers to experiment with new choreography and to craft new choreographic works of art.
United States
1 Feb 2018
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Appraisal Relied On By Estate Undervalued Paintings By $1.77 Million
Recently, in Estate of Kollsman v. Commissioner the U.S. Tax Court held that an art collector's estate significantly underreported the value of two artworks for estate tax purposes.
United States
5 Apr 2017
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New Federal Law Clarifies Foreign Governments' Immunity In Connection With Art Loans To US Museums
The new law is important to museums and fine art carriers, and is expected to encourage art loans by foreign states. Here's what you need to know.
United States
13 Jan 2017
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