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Does the Right of Privacy Apply to Photos?

Does the Right of Privacy Apply to Photos?

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...

Model Citizens: Protecting Images with a Model Release

Model Citizens: Protecting Images with a Model Release

Though the modeling industry is widely known as a grueling, cutthroat business with impossible standards of beauty and few chances for success, those models that do make the grade enjoy extremely lucrative careers. It's no secret that Giselle banks more bucks than her...

The Story Behind the “Woman In Gold”

The Story Behind the “Woman In Gold”

Maria Altmann won her eight-year battle to restore the Gustav Klimt painting plundered by the Nazis when they invaded Austria. Be she did more than just that. She also made it easier for regular people to sue foreign governments.

Popcorn Time’s Video Streaming Has It All, but Is It Legal?

Popcorn Time’s Video Streaming Has It All, but Is It Legal?

Popcorn Time, a relatively new online movie streaming service, has just about all the media content you could want, from the latest movies to Amazon originals. the company has tripled its usage over the past 6 months, with enough users for Netflix to consider Popcorn Time a major competitor. One would think getting rid of an illegal service would be easy, but the way the software work, it will be almost impossible to take down So what happens now?

Sotheby’s $15 million Caravaggio Disagreement

Sotheby’s $15 million Caravaggio Disagreement

Whether a painting came from the hand of one of the Old Masters or is merely a copy made by a disciple will determine whether the work is exhibited in museums for centuries for the entire world to enjoy, or end up hidden away in a minor collector’s posh apartment....

Why the FAA Drone Policies Are So Awful

Why the FAA Drone Policies Are So Awful

Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fined Raphael Pirker $10,000 for flying a small Ritewing Zephyr, a remote controlled plane that retails for under $200. The fine was based on the careless or reckless operation of an “aircraft.” As we...

Do Night Photos of the Eiffel Tower Violate Copyright?

Do Night Photos of the Eiffel Tower Violate Copyright?

A series of articles have been making their way around the Internet suggesting that taking photos of the Eiffel Tower at night could be a copyright infringement. Is this limitation real or hyperbole spewing from the overactive imaginations of the blogosphere? The...

Three Steps for Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Art Business

Three Steps for Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Art Business

Just like any other startup, opening a successful art business benefits greatly from knowing the right people. For those creative people starting solo or small businesses, access to industry leaders, art attorneys, gallery owners, media publishers and others can help...

6 Things You Must Know About Copyrights in Street Art

6 Things You Must Know About Copyrights in Street Art

Artist’s rights in their street art, whether commissioned or guerrilla, has been in the news with some frequency lately, largely due to suits against American Eagle and Terry Gilliam. The slippery nature of copyright law has left many wondering where to draw the line...