Art Law Journal http://artlawjournal.com For those in the business of being creative Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:50:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Pixsy: Find and Get Paid for Image Thefthttp://artlawjournal.com/pixsy-infringement-tool/ http://artlawjournal.com/pixsy-infringement-tool/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 01:00:18 +0000 http://artlawjournal.com/?p=8697 SharesVisual artists consistently find themselves in a quandary: Should they upload their high-resolution images to social media? On the one hand, social media marketing is critical to success for many artists’ businesses. It is highly cost-effective and has great reach to many different types of consumers. On the other hand, having images floating around the […]

Steve Schlackman

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A Fine Art Scam Gone Nowherehttp://artlawjournal.com/fine-art-scam/ http://artlawjournal.com/fine-art-scam/#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:32:09 +0000 http://artlawjournal.com/?p=8636 SharesArtAssure, a New York based fine art dealer, thought it had a monumental deal in the bag: it was going to purchase a collection of paintings from Hiroshima Bank that included pieces by famous artists such as Renoir, Picasso, and Monet. The collection was apparently offered at the price of 350 million Euros, but according […]

Megan Ralstin

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Christian Mom Rewrites Harry Potterhttp://artlawjournal.com/christian-mom-rewrites-harry-potter/ http://artlawjournal.com/christian-mom-rewrites-harry-potter/#comments Sat, 27 Sep 2014 04:45:38 +0000 http://artlawjournal.com/?p=8616 SharesFor all those people worried about their children becoming witches from reading the Harry Potter books, your worries are over. Last week, FanFiction.net received an upload from an Evangelical housewife; Grace-Ann Parsons (codenamed, “proudhousewife,”) entitled, Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles. Mrs. Parsons, a stay-at-home mom, has taken it upon herself to remove all the […]

Steve Schlackman

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Disney Fights Deadmau5 Over Mouse Earshttp://artlawjournal.com/disney-sues-deadmau5-over-mouse-ears/ http://artlawjournal.com/disney-sues-deadmau5-over-mouse-ears/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:10:16 +0000 http://artlawjournal.com/?p=8602 SharesAfter a decade of using his signature Mickey Mouse style ears, Deadmau5 is finally in hot water with the Walt Disney Company. Disney, known for the aggressive enforcement of its intellectual property, had surprisingly left Deadmau5 alone. That is until the musical artists decided to Trademark his logo in the United States, prompting the well-funded […]

Steve Schlackman

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Fox News Can’t Suppress Clips of Its Showshttp://artlawjournal.com/fox-news-cant-suppress-clips/ http://artlawjournal.com/fox-news-cant-suppress-clips/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:45:14 +0000 http://artlawjournal.com/?p=8585 SharesFox News often finds itself the brunt of criticism by competitive networks and cable favorites, like the Daily Show. Clips from Fox shows are To discover material needed, these shows use online services like TVEyes, which provides a searchable database of clips from major TV and Radio stations, including programming from Fox News, CNN and […]

Steve Schlackman

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Rod Stewart Sued for Using a Photo of Himselfhttp://artlawjournal.com/rod-stewart-sued-for-using-a-photo-of-himself/ http://artlawjournal.com/rod-stewart-sued-for-using-a-photo-of-himself/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 06:59:43 +0000 http://artlawjournal.com/?p=8573 SharesIn 1989, Rod Stewart was at the top of his game with his song, Forever Young, #12 on the Billboard charts, and his albums Out of Order, Rod Stewart’s Greatest Hits, and his anthology, Storyteller, all going Double-Platinum. Storyteller featured the now iconic photo Stewart, showing the back of his head and shoulders with his […]

Steve Schlackman

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Advice for Artists in a Contract Negotiationhttp://artlawjournal.com/tips-artists-contract-negotiation/ http://artlawjournal.com/tips-artists-contract-negotiation/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:55:14 +0000 http://artlawjournal.com/?p=8515 SharesMaking a deal to bring an artist’s work to the wider world can be nerve-wracking especially during the contract negotiation phase when the artist is pitted against a team of corporate lawyers. Too often, the artist doesn’t have enough money to hire a legal team to fight for contract terms on his or her behalf. The result is a lopsided agreement […]

Steve Schlackman

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Getty Images Sued for Its Deceptive Practiceshttp://artlawjournal.com/getty-images-sued-deceptive-practices/ http://artlawjournal.com/getty-images-sued-deceptive-practices/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:00:47 +0000 http://artlawjournal.com/?p=8476 SharesThe ubiquity of digital cameras has had a dramatic effect on professional photographer fees, yet stock companies like Getty Images have benefited greatly from the new paradigm, helped in part by a Draconian lawsuit strategy that some have categorized as nothing short of extortion. However, with Getty Images sending out so many copyright infringement demand […]

Steve Schlackman

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Terry Gilliam Sued by Street Artistshttp://artlawjournal.com/terry-gilliam-sued-street-artists/ http://artlawjournal.com/terry-gilliam-sued-street-artists/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:54:52 +0000 http://artlawjournal.com/?p=8461 SharesDid the AholSniffsGlue lawsuit against American Eagle Outfitters usher in more street artists standing up for their rights? This week finds director Terry Gilliam in hot water over the use of street art in his new movie, Zero Theorem. Gilliam is a master storyteller, with a unique aesthetic that he uses to drive the emotional […]

Steve Schlackman

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Can the police stop photographers from taking photos?http://artlawjournal.com/police-stop-taking-photos/ http://artlawjournal.com/police-stop-taking-photos/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 02:26:38 +0000 http://artlawjournal.com/?p=8445 SharesThe shooting of unarmed 18-year old, Michael Brown, in Ferguson County, Missouri has once again made police brutality a topic of conversation across the media landscape. Some may think that police brutality is on the rise, but more likely, its mobile technology that has brought these incidents to light. With the majority of people in […]

Steve Schlackman

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