Partner Megan Noh was recently quoted in an article in The Art Newspaper discussing the differences between New York State's 1984 Artist Authorship Rights Act and the federal 1990 Visual Artists Rights Act.

According to the article, "Lipsky is suing under New York State's 1984 Artist Authorship Rights Act, a statute designed to give artists the legal right to claim or disclaim authorship of a work of art, and object to its display, publication or reproduction in an altered, defaced, mutilated, or modified form that could damage the artist's reputation. The state law was a precursor to the 1990 Visual Artists Rights Act, an amendment to the federal copyright act."

Noh says that the federal statute "does not apply to the distortion of images of artworks but only to the physical distortion and destruction of the actual work." 

Read the full story in The Art Newspaper. 

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