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Battling to Keep Auction Sellers Anonymous

Battling to Keep Auction Sellers Anonymous | Art Law | Scoop.it
The common auction-house practice of granting anonymity to sellers could change, depending on the outcome of an appeal to be heard by a New York State court.
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Resale case poses dilemma for auctioneers, museums : 77-square

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Auctioneer William "Tripp" Kline III has a question for the U.S. Supreme Court, if it rules in favor of a publisher whose case the justices heard recently.
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ICE returns stolen and looted archeological art and antiquities to Mexico

ICE returns stolen and looted archeological art and antiquities to Mexico | Art Law | Scoop.it
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The Art Market: Unregulated Unscrupulous And Worth Billions - ArtLyst

The Art Market: Unregulated Unscrupulous And Worth Billions - ArtLyst | Art Law | Scoop.it
“Apart from drugs, art is the biggest unregulated market in the world;” declared art critic Robert Hughes at the start of his 2008 docum...
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Peru Recovers 2,700 Pieces of Cultural Property Over Past Five Years : Peruvian Times

Peru Recovers 2,700 Pieces of Cultural Property Over Past Five Years : Peruvian Times | Art Law | Scoop.it
Peru has recovered 2,700 pieces of cultural patrimony over the past five years that were illegally smuggled abroad, according to the Ministry of...
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BERNAMA - Southern African Nations Urged To Form Cultural Artifacts Database To Fight Trafficking

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Tlingit artist told use of feathers in artwork violates federal law - ANCHORAGE Alaska - For hundreds perhaps thousands of years Natives of Southeast Alaska have paid artisans to create tools cloth...

Tlingit artist told use of feathers in artwork violates federal law - ANCHORAGE Alaska - For hundreds perhaps thousands of years Natives of Southeast Alaska have paid artisans to create tools clothing and ceremonial regalia adorned with feathers.
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China Glaze allegedly rips off artist’s work for Halloween nail campaign

China Glaze allegedly rips off artist’s work for Halloween nail campaign | Art Law | Scoop.it
China Glaze Nail Lacquer has allegedly ripped off an artist’s work as part of their Halloween nail campaign.
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Vomiting On Art, Eating It, And Other Works Of 'Inspired Vandalism'

Vomiting On Art, Eating It, And Other Works Of 'Inspired Vandalism' | Art Law | Scoop.it
This weekend, as many of you now know, an intrepid artist named Vladimir Umanets strolled into the Tate Modern and scrawled a promotional message on the bottom right corner of Mark Rothko's "Black on Maroon" (1958).
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Pryor Cashman Prevails Before Second Circuit In Significant Art Law Case Involving Egon Schiele Drawing - The Sacramento Bee

/PRNewswire/ -- The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed today in its entirety a judgment that Pryor Cashman obtained for its client in a significant and long-running art law dispute.
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Must You Pay to Use Photos of Public Domain Artworks? No, Says a Legal Expert

Must You Pay to Use Photos of Public Domain Artworks? No, Says a Legal Expert | Art Law | Scoop.it
Although exact reproductions of paintings are in the public domain, museums charge hefty licensing fees to use photos of these works. To pay licensing fees can be prohibitive, and may even result in authors deciding not to use images.
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Barnes collection's move is now grist for law schools

Barnes collection's move is now grist for law schools | Art Law | Scoop.it
But for mopping-up action here and there, the big legal fight over the fate of the Barnes Foundation is pretty much over. The museum opened its doors at its new location in May, and visitors...
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Art law the topic of next two artists' salons

The next two Artists' Salons, sponsored by the Orange County Arts Commission, will be a two-part series on arts law presented by North Carolina Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and the Chapel Hill Public & Cultural Arts Office.
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Supreme Court Weighs Case With Massive Implications For Commerce

Supreme Court Weighs Case With Massive Implications For Commerce | Art Law | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court justices on Monday weighed copyright protections for publishers, creative artists and manufacturers in a global marketplace in a case that has attracted the interest of Costco, eBay and Google.
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FBI art crimes expert to speak at Albright-Knox - The Buffalo News

Bonnie Magness-Gardiner doesn’t fit the popular notion of an FBI crime-solver.In 2005, with a background in archaeology and art history rather than law enforcement, Magness-Gardiner joined the bureau as its only full-time staffer dedicated to the...
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Reputed Connecticut mobster told federal grand jury he knew nothing about Gardner Museum art heist.

HARTFORD – Reputed mobster Robert V. Gentile has testified before a federal grand jury probing the 1990 Gardner art museum robbery that he does not know who stole the priceless paintings from the Boston landmark, Gentile’s attorney said today after...
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With Rules Murky, Fake Artworks Stay on the Market

With Rules Murky, Fake Artworks Stay on the Market | Art Law | Scoop.it
What happens to paintings that are deemed forgeries? Some end up in the government’s hands, but others reappear on the walls of unsuspecting buyers.
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allAfrica.com: South Africa: Minister of Arts and Culture Appeals for the Safe Return of Recently Stolen Artworks From the Pretoria Art Museum

South Africa: Minister of Arts and Culture Appeals for the Safe Return of Recently Stolen Artworks From the Pretoria Art Museum

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U.S. Museums Concerned About Unartful Impact of SCOTUS Copyright Case

U.S. Museums Concerned About Unartful Impact of SCOTUS Copyright Case | Art Law | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a copyright case later this month that could have serious unintended consequences for the nation's art museums.
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Artist Files Copyright Suit against Apple for Retina Display Photo - Patently Apple

Artist Files Copyright Suit against Apple for Retina Display Photo - Patently Apple | Art Law | Scoop.it
Sabine Liewald of Switzerland has filed a copyright lawsuit against Apple for their use of her registered photograph used in connection with Apple's latest Retina Display based MacBook Pro ad campaign without proper license.
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Painter tests creative freedom - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Painter tests creative freedom - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | Art Law | Scoop.it
Shocking people is an artistic stock in trade.
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Cambridge's Central Square named one of four state-designated cultural districts

Cambridge's Central Square named one of four state-designated cultural districts | Art Law | Scoop.it
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Board voted unanimously this morning to approve four new state-designated cultural districts, bringing the total number of Massachusetts cultural districts to 14 statewide in just over a year since the...
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Judge dismisses Mont. museum's lawsuit re: artifact raids

Judge dismisses Mont. museum's lawsuit re: artifact raids | Art Law | Scoop.it
BILLINGS, Mont.(AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from a Custer-themed Montana museum director who sought $188 million in damages follo...
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