Art Law Journal http://artlawjournal.com For those in the business of being creative Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:21:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 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 Fox 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 […]

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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 In 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 […]

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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 Making 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 […]

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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 The 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 […]

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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 Did 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 […]

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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 The 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 […]

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The Telegraph is Wrong about the Monkey Selfie.http://artlawjournal.com/telegraph-wrong-monkey-selfie/ http://artlawjournal.com/telegraph-wrong-monkey-selfie/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:33:02 +0000 http://artlawjournal.com/?p=8425 In the summer of 2011, the infamous monkey selfie went viral. Nature photographer David Slater was shooting in North Sulawesi Indonesia, when his camera stolen by a female crested black macaque monkey. Curious about the seemingly bizarre contraption, the primate began pushing buttons, accidentally taking a series of selfies. Slater posted the photos on his social […]

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Did American Eagle Rip Off a Miami Street Artist?http://artlawjournal.com/american-eagle-rip-miami-street-art/ http://artlawjournal.com/american-eagle-rip-miami-street-art/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:32:43 +0000 http://artlawjournal.com/?p=8406 Graffiti or Street Art has come a long way since the raw style adorning New York Subways or marking gang territories in the 1970’s. Street artists have gained a healthy following of fans enamored by their non-traditional approach to shape and color; an aesthetic highlighting socially relevant themes that appeal to a demographic that shuns the […]

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Congress Makes Unlocking Smartphones Legalhttp://artlawjournal.com/congress-makes-unlocking-smartphones-legal-just-beginning/ http://artlawjournal.com/congress-makes-unlocking-smartphones-legal-just-beginning/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:29:40 +0000 http://artlawjournal.com/?p=8398 This week, the Congress approved a bill allowing anyone to unlock their cell phones, regardless of restrictions may have been required when signing cell phone contracts. The Senate passed a similar version earlier in the month and President Obama will soon add his signature. Given the ease at which this Bipartisan bill passed, maybe its time […]

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How to Respond to a Getty Images Demand Letterhttp://artlawjournal.com/respond-getty-images-demand-letter/ http://artlawjournal.com/respond-getty-images-demand-letter/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:24:26 +0000 http://artlawjournal.com/?p=8385 Getty Images has created an entire business around sending letters to suspected copyright infringers and demanding exorbitant payments in return for not being dues.  Getty’s heavy-handed approach has been the topic of angry conversations throughout the blogosphere, claiming they are nothing more than extortion.  By praying upon those without legal knowledge, the company scares people into paying exorbitant fees far […]

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