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On July 10, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit became the first circuit court to apply the six-year statute of limitations from the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016 (HEAR Act).
WilmerHale
The US government's settlement with Hobby Lobby on July 5, 2017 is part of its broader effort to combat trafficking in looted antiquities from the war-torn Middle East and to reduce market demand...
Davis & Gilbert
Late last month, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) began negotiations on its new collective bargaining agreement...
Womble Carlyle
The high court held that the federal government cannot deny a trademark registration because some people might find the trademark offensive.
BakerHostetler
On May 30, 2017, Judge William H. Pauley III, in the Southern District of New York, ruled that rapper-singer-songwriter Drake was permitted to use a sample of jazz artist Jimmy Smith based...
Butler Snow LLP
It is Monday June 5, 2017 at 3 p.m., which means Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals is just hours away, and sound checks for CMA Fest have already begun to fill the air in downtown Nashville.
Sedgwick LLP
Conflict is brewing among the United States Courts of Appeals as to when a musical artist's use of a sample from another artist's musical work is non-infringing.
BakerHostetler
Golden Crown Publishing, LLC, the publishing company behind Freddie GZ's song Turn Down for What, sued Lil Jon and DJ Snake in the Southern District of New York, alleging that their hit song by the same name infringes on Golden Crown's copyright.
Foley Hoag LLP
Jeff Koons is a well-known U.S. sculptor. In 2013, one of his "Balloon Dog" sculptures was purchased for $58.4 million dollars, the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by a living artist.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On December 16, 2016, President Obama signed the HEAR Act into law, establishing a uniform statute of limitations to govern claims seeking recovery of Nazi-confiscated art.
Davis & Gilbert
Flo & Eddie Inc., the owner of the sound recordings such as "Happy Together" created by the 1960s band The Turtles, brought suit against Sirius XM on behalf of itself and a class of pre-1972...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Recently, in Estate of Kollsman v. Commissioner the U.S. Tax Court held that an art collector's estate significantly underreported the value of two artworks for estate tax purposes.
Pryor Cashman LLP
Pryor Cashman successfully represented Warner Bros. Entertainment, CBS, Fox Broadcasting, Turner Broadcasting and Chuck Lorre Productions in a copyright infringement action...
Fox Rothschild LLP
There have been numerous reports of looted art appearing in free ports.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Maura L. Burke was featured in the Agora Gallery blog post, "How To Identify And Avoid Art Frauds."
BakerHostetler
On Dec. 20, 2016, we wrote about a decision out of England's High Court of Justice finding that members of music group Duran Duran breached their agreements with a music publisher...
BakerHostetler
Richard Prince, the (in)famous appropriation artist—and not an infrequent subject of this blog—is once again in the news.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
With the increasing appropriation of street art several of questions have arisen but are still unresolved by courts: Do street artists have copyright in their work?
Fox Rothschild LLP
As the owner of Richard Polsky Art Authentication, I've always believed that authenticity is the bedrock of any art transaction, which seems to have been proven out by the constant stream of related articles in the New York Times.
Butler Snow LLP
Thanks to recent decisions by the First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals, tech companies will remain protected from liability for some of their users' uploaded content under the DMCA...
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WilmerHale
The US government's settlement with Hobby Lobby on July 5, 2017 is part of its broader effort to combat trafficking in looted antiquities from the war-torn Middle East and to reduce market demand...
WilmerHale
On July 10, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit became the first circuit court to apply the six-year statute of limitations from the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016 (HEAR Act).
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
A recent dismissal in New York of a case about Cady Noland's Log Cabin provides some welcome guidance on the contours of these relationships in the eyes of the law.
BakerHostetler
On May 30, 2017, Judge William H. Pauley III, in the Southern District of New York, ruled that rapper-singer-songwriter Drake was permitted to use a sample of jazz artist Jimmy Smith based...
Davis & Gilbert
Late last month, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) began negotiations on its new collective bargaining agreement...
Butler Snow LLP
It is Monday June 5, 2017 at 3 p.m., which means Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals is just hours away, and sound checks for CMA Fest have already begun to fill the air in downtown Nashville.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
On December 16, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery (HEAR) Act of 2016.
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
After a two-year legal battle, the Oberlandesgericht in Munich has upheld the dismissal of Uta Werner's challenge to the will made by Cornelius Gurlitt in 2014 that designated the Kunstmuseum Bern as his heir...
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
The Fondation pour le Droit d'Art (Art Law Foundation) is a Geneva-based group that sponsors exploration of important topics at the intersection of art and law.
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
As detailed below and in the Complaint, this is a tragic story with connections to more recent scandals involving Bavaria, including the ongoing Gurlitt fiasco.
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