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Video Editing and Motion Graphics Design: Creative Hobby to Creative Career

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Can a School District Claim Copyright in its Student Art?

Can a School District Claim Copyright in its Student Art?

A Maryland school district recently implemented a very controversial policy claiming that the creative work of its student is School property, not owned by the student creator.  Is such a policy legal? Generally, copyrights are held by the creator or creators. With...

Is Copyright Duration Too Long?

Is Copyright Duration Too Long?

The United States has been waging a battle against several other countries over how long a copyrighted work should be protected.  Copyright duration has been one of the major sticking points in the massive free trade agreement, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)...

Why Copyright Infringement is Hard to Prove for Artists

Why Copyright Infringement is Hard to Prove for Artists

As recently reported by Blount Art Info, it appears that celebrated neo-expressionist artist Cecily Brown may have a copycat. Or at least, that’s what she’s alleged via Instagram, where the artist denounced that a lesser-known painter had hawked her work and used a...

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.