Since most common insurance policies specifically exclude artwork, fine art collectors must consider purchasing a fine art insurance policy to protect their treasured works. Art Law Journal breaks down how these unique policies work.
Author - Chris Reed
Chris Reed is a Los Angeles-based photographer and lawyer. He practices copyright law in the media and entertainment industries and is the author of Copyright Workflow for Photographers: Protecting, Managing, and Sharing Digital Images from Peachpit Press.
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Chris Reed is a former senior policy advisor to the Register of Copyrights and author of Copyright Workflow for Photographers.
If you’re a regular reader of the Art Law Journal, you’re likely well aware that copyright law provides certain exclusive rights to authors of creative works for a...