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So much to see, so little time. Art and law make for a fertile ground for discussions, publications, conferences, presentations and interviews. Following are select videos related to the issues of art restitution, street art, authenticity issues and other fascinating topics.

“Le Catalogue Goering” Book Launch (Fr.) Sept. 30, 2015

Marking the recent Flammarion depublication of the Goering art inventory, following is an interview with the Jean-Marc Dreyfus, who worked on the publication of the lists.

Charlie Hebdo, Zero Tolerance, and Freedom of Speech” A Panel Discussion of Limits on Screen shot 2015-02-13 at 1.28.06 PMfreedom of expression (Eng.) Feb. 3, 2015

Like many around the globe, people in the arts are contemplating the complex issues of free speech after the tragic events at Charlie Hebdo. So Creative Time, MoMA PS1, and The Museum of Modern Art, in association with Thomson Reuters, have joined together to create what we hope will be a timely and thoughtful conversation that dives into some of the difficult questions raised.

Journalist, author, and former editor of The Sunday Times Sir Harold Evans will moderate a discussion that includes artist Kader Attia; artist Sharon Hayes; actor, comedian, and producer Aasif Mandvi; Vice News editor-in-chief Jason Mojica; author and historian Simon Schama; and commentator, satirist, and architect Karl Sharro.

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Real or Fake? Says Who? A Panel Discussion on Art Authentication Boards, Forgeries, Appraisal, and International Law” (Eng.) Apr. 24, 2013

New York Law School C.V. Starr Lecture presented by the New York Law School Fine Arts & Culture Law Association in conjunction with the Center for International Law. Panelists included Roger Netzel and Darlene B. FairmanThe streaming video is available here.

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Screen shot 2014-01-10 at 1.02.09 PMPierre Ciric, founding partner of The Ciric Law Firm PLLC, is interviewed by ARTE+7 about art restitution in the United States.

En 1998, les musées américains ont signé un code de bonne conduite en matière de restitution des oeuvres d’art spoliées sous le nom de “Principes de Washington”. Et pourtant, historiens et experts s’accordent aujourd’hui à dire que les musées profitent de la complexité juridique du pays pour débouter les éventuels plaignants. L’un d’entre eux, George Grosz, fils d’un artiste allemand, nous raconte sa bataille contre le Musée d’Art Moderne de New York. Le reportage de Renaud Dumesnil.

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CANAL PLUS: STREET ART (Fr.) Dec. 20, 2013AGlight

Annabelle Gauberti, founding partner of Crefovi, is interviewed by Canal Plus on the legal aspects relating to thefts of street art and urban art.

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Program with Stephen D. Brodie, Esq. and Howard N. Spiegler, Esq., International Art Law Group, Herrick, Feinstein LLP, New York; Judith L. Pearson, President, ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, Denver.

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Professor Jennifer Kreder discusses the study of Art Law at NKU Chase College of Law (US/Eng.) June 6, 2013 

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Interview with a fascinating and prolific Leonard Duboff, an art law attorney and educator. He collected articles and materials about art law matters in the early 1970s. He was involved in passing the VARA, federal law protecting visual artists’ rights. He authored “The Deskbook of Art Law” (1977) and “Art Law in a Nutshell,” as well as co-authored many important textbooks, encyclopedias, tutorials including “Art Law: Cases and Materials.” Active in the field for over 40 years, DuBoff organized his first conference about art law in 1974.

From The Duboff Law Group website: “Leonard D. DuBoff has been a pioneer in the field of Art Law. He has published a series of books that have been valued by both scholars and novices alike. Leonard has written a series of books that transform the verbose language of the law into words an everyday person can understand,”In Plain English Books” as well as published a variety of encyclopedias and informations publications designed to help both artist and business owners alike. He has earned numerous accalades over his career in both the field of writing as well as in the field of law.”