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Case Review: Free Holdings v. McCoy and Sotheby’s (2023)

By Natalie Grumhaus In 2014, Kevin McCoy and Anil Dash created what is widely considered to be the world’s first non-fungible token (NFT), titled Quantum...

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Creativity Under Constraint: Censorship of Art is on the Up

By Esther Neville Censorship in the art world has sparked enormous debate, as it navigates the delicate balance between freedom of expression and cultural sensitivities....

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Secrecy in Museums Administration

By Melina Sakellaris Historically, museums have enjoyed a privileged position in the eyes of the American public as impartial institutions committed to the education of...

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Protection of Cultural Icons: Implications of the Galleria dell’Accademia v. Edizioni Conde Nast Decision

By Kouros Sadeghi-Nejad On May 15, 2023, in a landmark decision for Italy’s cultural heritage property protection, Florence’s Gallerie dell'Accademia prevailed in its legal battle...

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Case Review: Yuga Labs, Inc. v. Ripps, et al., 2:22-cv-04355 (C.D. Cal. April 21, 2023)

Atreya Mathur In an ongoing legal dispute between Yuga Labs, the creator of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT collection, and the artist Ripps,...

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Interview with Christopher Robinson, Esq. about VARA (The Visual Artists Rights Act)

About Christopher J. Robinson Christopher J. Robinson is of Counsel at Rottenberg Lipman Rich. P.C. As a former art dealer, Christopher Robinson brings a comprehensive perspective to...

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Copyright Registration for AI Generated Works: Zarya of the Dawn and the Dawn of a New Creator

By Atreya Mathur   [caption id="attachment_59505" align="alignnone" width="1839"] Extract from the Zarya of Dawn letter issued by the Copyright Office (February 2023)[/caption] Artificial intelligence (AI)...

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“A Melting Ice Cube:” The Bankruptcy of Paddle8

By Joseph Gergel On March 15, 2020, Paddle8, an online art auction marketplace, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.[1] For a promising start-up company that was...

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Repatriation of the Benin Bronzes: an Ethical and Legal Discussion?

By Alec Lesseliers Introduction The British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), and the Germanisches Nationalmuseum are a few of the world’s most famous...

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Scams or Gems? NFTs in the Art Market

By Seoryung Blair Park Looking at NFTs and seeing dollar signs was recently a common affliction. The COVID-19 pandemic not only accelerated online shopping and...

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