Find out how the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) protects public works, like street art, from being altered or destroyed by private land owners.
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Street art remains controversial and the rights artists have over their works continues to be a messy subject but is it illegal?
What happens to artwork when artists or art collectors divorce? We discuss the various obstacles to overcome, including equitable distribution, copyright and Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) considerations and getting an art appraiser.
Facebook has updated its user policies in order to be more inclusive of certain images. Here's why that decision doesn't really affect artist censorship.
It's common to see art fair visitors snapping photos of artworks for Instagram, but does the practice constitute copyright infringement, or is it fair use?
One of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century, Vivian Maier's never-before-seen photographs are protected by copyright law and VARA issues. Unless resolved, her photographs could remain locked away.
How would U.S. copyright laws govern online distribution of photos of public art? Does the artist own the copyright in the work?
Ever since humanity has created and sold artistic works or items of aesthetic beauty, there have been art forgers looking to relieve unsuspecting individuals of their hard-earned money. Over the centuries, purveyors of art have maintained a continuous struggle against art forgery, developing ever...
Freedom of Speech is one of our most cherished values: #1 on the Bill of Rights hit parade. It is so important that it tends to trump most other laws. Yet, Freedom of Speech is not absolute. It is often limited in ways we do not expect or includes speech some people would think is prohibited...
Buy something and we generally have the right to do what we want with it. We own it. But buying visual art, such as an oil painting, and we may be a joint owner along with its creator. So what did we really buy?
Recall the fateful day back in February when Maximo Caminero, a local Miami artist, upset about The Perez Art Museum Miami’s perceived lack of support for local artist, took out his anger in spontaneous protest by smashing a vase by the Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei. His protest stunned the art...
Artists, such as musicians and authors, receive royalties each time their artistic works are used or sold. Hear a song on the radio and you know that its creator will receive a check for its use. That is not always true for visual artists. How often has the astute art patron bought an artist’s...
Whether street art or graffiti is art or crime has an implication in protecting the integrity of a street artist’s work.
What are moral rights in art and how does the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) help artists protect their work?