Tag Archives: artists

Artists, joint authorship and the failure of a contract

Posted on: November 13, 2015 by Alexander Herman

A trial is set to commence in Amsterdam later this month pitting two great performance artists against one another. They are former collaborators (and one-time lovers) Marina Abramovic and “Ulay”, who after breaking up romantically and creatively in 1988, entered into an agreement regarding those works they had created together during their partnership. But Ulay isn’t […]

Tuymans settlement and copyright exceptions

Posted on: October 5, 2015 by Alexander Herman

It was announced last week that two Belgian creators had reached a settlement in a copyright dispute highlighting the role (and limits) of copyright exceptions. One was a photographer, Katrijn Van Giel, who had taken a photograph of Belgian politician Jean-Marie Dedecker that appeared in De Standard newspaper in 2010. It was a fairly unique shot: creatively cropped […]

Copyright and Cultural Heritage 2.0 in Edinburgh

Posted on: February 3, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

The Institute of Art & Law was happy to participate in a conference entitled Copyright and Cultural Heritage 2.0, hosted by The Scotsman and Shepherd & Wedderburn solicitors, in association with the Scottish Council on Archives. The conference took place at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh. On the agenda were a number of issues […]

Upcoming seminar: Succession Planning for Art

Posted on: January 20, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

On 25 February 2015, there will be an IAL evening seminar hosted by Collyer Bristow LLP in London entitled Succession Planning for Art: Owners, Collectors and Creators. The seminar will examine the most effective ways in which artists, dealers and collectors can ensure that, following their death, their wishes concerning the disposition and management of their estate […]

New three-day IP course starting soon

Posted on: May 27, 2014 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

On the 9th to the 11th of June 2014, the Institute of Art and Law will be presenting a brand-new three-day Diploma course focused on Intellectual Property for the benefit of museum professionals. Intellectual Property (IP) is of increasing importance to all those working in the museum world, especially in the digital age. Many questions arise: […]

Bill to Introduce Artist’s Resale Right in the US

Posted on: November 29, 2013 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

The introduction of a revised bill for the Equity for Visual Artists Act, which would introduce into US law the artist’s resale right (droit de suite) was announced at a meeting of the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR) in New York on 25th November. The original bill, “to amend the copyright law to secure the […]