Guest Post: Making Fake Art: “1984”, The New Rembrandt, and The “Fake Artist”

Music Technology Policy

In this case, the art of the machine seems adequate for consumption. 3 ) Microsoft, a participant of this project, describes it as “blurring the boundaries between art and technology” and states that the “project is intended to fuel the conversation about the relationship between art and algorithms, between data and human design.” With the art digitized, it could be studied. Is it fake art? It’s still art maybe, just made by a machine.

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Adler on Art's First Amendment Status @nyulaw

Media Law Prof Blog

Amy Adler, New York University School of Law, has published Art's First Amendment Status: A Cultural History of The Masses in volume 50 of the Arizona State Law Journal (2018). Here is the abstract. This Article explores a little-known chapter

Seminar -The Law Of Performing Arts: Business, Legal and Practical Deals for the Stage

Gordon P. Firemark

I’m pleased to announce that the good folks at California Lawyers for the Arts have asked me to present a workshop. On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, I’ll be presenting The Law Of Performing Arts: Business, Legal and Practical Deals for the Stage. Seminar -The Law Of Performing Arts: Business, Legal and Practical Deals for the Stage is a post from: Law Offices of Gordon P.

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Copyright and Digital Art

Media Law Prof Blog

Smita Kheria, University of Edinburgh School of Law, has published Copyright and Digital Art: Through the Looking Glass. Here is the abstract. This chapter explores the interaction between copyright and everyday life of artists in the digital environment. It focuses

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Please Support Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts on Amplify Austin Giving Day!

Music Technology Policy

There are many worthy nonprofits in Austin that participate in Amplify Austin, but the one we are supporting is Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (“TALA”). Amplify Austin Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the ArtsAmplify Austin is a city-wide day of online giving supporting hundreds of Austin-area nonprofits organized by I Live Here, I Give Here. That day started yesterday and ends tonight (March 3) at 6pm.

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Who owns the cover art for a novel? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: Who owns the cover art for a novel? The post Who owns the cover art for a novel? AUDIO: ?. link]. Hi, I'm attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level.

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ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE ART OF A TRIAL

Entertainment Litigation Blog

TOP COURTROOM MOTION PICTURES In the spirit of the many lists of "top" whatever in the entertainment industry, I decided to write about my favorite courtroom films. Before doing so, I decided to do "research" -- so I purchased some movies that I had not seen before and some others that I had not seen in a while. It was gruesome research watching all these films. But someone had to do it.

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Entertainment Law Update Podcast: Episode 62 – SpaceX Photos, Robin Williams’ Right of Publicity, Un-neighborly art, and more

Gordon P. Firemark

The post Entertainment Law Update Podcast: Episode 62 – SpaceX Photos, Robin Williams’ Right of Publicity, Un-neighborly art, and more originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link].

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Said on Copyright's Illogical Exclusion of Conceptual Art @zahr_said

Media Law Prof Blog

Zahr Said, University of Washington School of Law, has published Copyright's Illogical Exclusion of Conceptual Art at 39 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts 335 (2016). This Essay argues that copyright illogically excludes conceptual art Here is the abstract.

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Electronic Arts Faces Jury Trial Over 'Madden NFL'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Electronic Arts Tech Business Can you copyright football plays? One game designer suing EA over one of the most popular sports games ever -- a $4 billion franchise -- is about to find out. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

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Save the Date! July 26 in Austin: Chris Castle on Address Unknown NOIs Sponsored by Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts

Music Technology Policy

Big thanks to Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts and Norton Rose Fulbright for hosting my presentation on the “address unknown” loophole and what to do about it. irespectmusic campaign #standwithsongwriters Mass NOIs Norton Rose Fulbright Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts Texas CLEAs MTS and MTP readers will recall, this is a vital issue for songwriters that is a festering sore that no one has addressed. We appreciate the support from I Respect Music Austin!

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ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: THE ART OF A TRIAL

Entertainment Litigation Blog

TOP COURTROOM MOTION PICTURES In the spirit of the many lists of "top" whatever in the entertainment industry, I decided to write about my favorite courtroom films. Before doing so, I decided to do "research" -- so I purchased some movies that I had not seen before and some others that I had not seen in a while. It was gruesome research watching all these films. But someone had to do it.

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The Art Cure for Boobies

The Legal Satyricon

Tags: Satyriconista awesomeness feminism life misc off topic breast boob breast cancer art

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Copyright and Control of Museum Art Images

Media Law Prof Blog

Brown, Columbia University, have published Control of Museum Art Images: The Reach and Limits of Copyright and Licensing in The Structure of Intellectual Property Law 269-284 (Annette Kur and Vytautas Mizaras, eds Kenneth D. Crews, Columbia University, and Melissa A.

UK MP Ed Vaizey emphasizes arts education

Music Technology Policy

Learning how to create and enjoy art for art’s sake, if you will. Tags: arts education ed vaizey An excellent speech by UK MP Ed Vaizey "We remember the sheer joy a good cultural education can bring. I believe this is a vital part of growing into a happy, functional citizen in adult life.

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Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art

Media Law Prof Blog

Amy Adler, New York University School of Law, is publishing Fair Use and the Future of Art in volume 91 of the New York University Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Twenty-five years ago, in a seminal article in

Saikia on Art and the Indian Copyright Act

Media Law Prof Blog

Nandita Saikia has published Art and Indian Copyright Law: A Statutory Reading. A look at how the Indian Copyright Act, 1957, as amended in 2012, interacts with art (other than films and sound recordings), and Here is the abstract.

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Florida Criminalizes Arts & Crafts

The Legal Satyricon

By Dr. Marty Klein Remember playing with photos and scissors as a young teen? You’d make collages: your scrawny face on a caveman’s body, your friend’s body with the head of a dog, you and a movie star on a beach in Hawaii. Silly adolescent stuff, harmless. Now what about putting your head on a movie star’s [.].

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Dr. Chika Okeke Agulu on Stolen African Art

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Jury Orders Electronic Arts to Pay $11 Million to 'Madden NFL' Creator

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Electronic Arts Tech Business The ruling covers games sold between 1990 and 1996. The damages could climb as a new phase of the trial begins over titles sold more recently. read more. The Business THR, Esq.

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Joel Silver Sued Over Real Estate, Art Loans

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The controversial film producer allegedly owes $1.3 million to a restructuring firm. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art

Media Law Prof Blog

Amy Adler, New York University School of Law, is publishing Fair Use and the Future of Art in volume 91 of the New York University Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Twenty-five years ago, in a seminal article in

Feds Look to Seize 'Dumb and Dumber To' Rights and Leonardo DiCaprio's Art

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The government asserts that funding for Red Granite films came from stolen Malaysian funds and that Leonardo DiCaprio was gifted artwork purchased with embezzled money. The actor has already turned over a Marlon Brando Oscar. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online International

Will High-Priced Art Ever Be Auctioned Again in California?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An appeals court rules a portion of the California Resale Royalties Act is unconstitutional. What's the impact of removing six words from the law? read more. THR, Esq. Culture Culture Business THR Online

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Save the Date! January 14 at Noon CST, Zoom Panel with @musictechpolicy @northmusicgroup @sealeinthedeal for Independent Songwriters

Music Technology Policy

I’m grateful to Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, Austin Texas Musicians and the Austin Music Foundation for hosting an information webinar next week on the impact of the new blanket mechanical license under the Music Modernization Act on independent songwriters. Mechanical Licensing Collective Music Modernization Act newspeak Abby North Austin Music Foundation Austin Texas Musicians Gwen Seale Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts

The Devil’s Greatest Trick: Google in Paris for the Great Art Heist

Music Technology Policy

But from an artist’s point of view, there is no greater corrupting power, no greater threat to their free expression and survival, than the commoditization of art, and there is no greater commoditizer of art than Google. The Google Cultural Institute essentially houses the “Google Art Project” Both are symptomatic of Google’s greater desire–to scan the world’s images whether the world likes it or not. VERBAL.

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Electronic Arts Settling Madden Football Antitrust Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Judge is told about possible settlement in case involving deals with the NFL and NCAA a day after the video game publisher files a notable SEC statement. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business

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Obama Art Unveiling Suppressed

The Legal Satyricon

by Jason Fischer Artist Michael D’Antuono was scheduled to publicly unveil his painting (pictured below) in New York’s Union Square Park this morning, to commemorate Obama’s 100th day in office. However, due to “thousands of emails and phone calls; online blogs and other public commentary received in the first 48 hours following its release&# , the [.].

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Tax Incentives Available To the Australian Arts

Media Law Prof Blog

Brett Freudenberg, Griffith University, has published "Report #1: The Current Australian Tax Treatment of the Arts Industry" (Series: Tax: Contributing to a Sustainable Arts Industry). Here is the abstract. This Report contains an overview of the current Australian tax treatment

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Bonadio on Copyright Protection of Street Art and Graffiti Under UK Law @enricobonadio

Media Law Prof Blog

Enrico Bonadio, City University London, Law School, is publishing Copyright Protection of Street Art and Graffiti Under UK Law in the Intellectual Property Quarterly (2017). Here is the abstract. This article aims at analyzing to what extent UK copyright law

McCutcheon on Shape Shifters: Searching For the Copyright Work in Kinetic Living Art

Media Law Prof Blog

Jani McCutcheon, University of Western Australia Faculty of Law, is publishing Shape Shifters: Searching for the Copyright Work in Kinetic Living Art in the Journal of the Copyright Society of USA. Here is the abstract. In Kelley v Chicago Park

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Sag and Haskell on a Defense Against the Dark Arts of Trolling @matthewsag

Media Law Prof Blog

Matthew Sag, Loyola University (Chicago) School of Law, and Jake Haskell, Independent, are publishing Defense Against the Dark Arts of Copyright Trolling in the Iowa Law Review. Here is the abstract. In this Article, we offer both a legal and

Appeals Court: Lap Dances Are Amusement, Not Art

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A New York adult nightclub lost by a 4-3 margin its appeal that it should qualify for a tax exemption given to musical arts performances. read more. The Business Home Music THR, Esq. Style Business

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Here's What Happens When a Judge Evaluates Sex Pistols Art for 'Purpose'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

District Court judge Dolly Gee looks at different pieces of art in a copyright infringement case involving appropriation art. read more. Music THR, Esq.

Dallas Arts Advocacy Day August 20

Current Trends

The Cultural Affairs Commission of the City of Dallas and the Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition will be hosting Dallas Arts Advocacy Day on August 20th. Arts Advocacy Day is an opportunity for everyone interested in the arts to learn more about new media marketing and the economic impact of the arts. Sonntag, Director of Dance, National Endowment for the Arts.

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McCutcheon on Digital Access to Culture: Copyright in Photographs of Two-Dimensional Art Under Australian Copyright Law @UWALawSchool

Media Law Prof Blog

Jani McCutcheon, University of Western Australia, is publishing Digital Access to Culture: Copyright in Photographs of Two-Dimensional Art Under Australian Copyright Law in volume 7 of the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property (2017). Here is the abstract. Photographs of

Art Collector Dean Valentine Pays to Settle High-Profile Royalties Lawsuit (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Will other big-name artists get the same from art collectors and auction houses? Eriq Gardner Artist Mark Grotjahn gets what he was owed under a California law in a closely watched case. read more. THR, Esq. Style Style Business

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Google App Disables Art-Selfie Biometric Comparison Tool in Illinois and Texas

New Media and Technology Law

It was interesting to see how the Illinois law (as well as a similar Texas law) influenced Google’s offering of a new facial recognition feature on the Google Arts & Culture app. (It The Google Arts & Culture app , which was originally released a couple years ago, offers users virtual tours of museums and a searchable database of other art-related content. Note: My classical art doppelgänger is “Portrait of a Gentleman in Red” by Rosalba Carriera.

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Morality Police Deface Public Art in Springfield, MA

The Legal Satyricon

Beavers, director of the Springfield Arts Initiative [.]. Censorship — its not just for rednecks I often rant about the censorship minded former confederacy — but I must admit that my home state of Massachusetts has its share of censorship monkeys. The censorship monkey of the day — the city of Springfield, MA and Gina E.

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Sundance Watch: Arthouse Acquires Art & Copy

Thompson On Hollywood

At the close of Sundance, Arthouse Films grabbed worldwide rights to Surfwise director Doug Pray's ad world doc Art & Copy, which debuted in the fest's doc competition. Tags: Sundance Art & Copy Arthouse Films Sundance The Bagger did a story about why this was an unlikely sale. And EW's Owen Gleiberman covers the film in a mid-fest round-up. Arthouse plans a theatrical and DVD release this year. Arthouse's David Koh worked with Pray on his DJ doc Scratch.

When feminism and art clash

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy “Pierce Harlan,&# contributor to the False Rape Society, posts an interesting historical account about an 89-year-long feud between feminists and sculpture in New York City. A teaser from the article: What was so offensive about this statue? MacMonnies had the audacity to give vice a feminine face, and to depict virtue as decidedly male. The [.]. blog recommendations

Electronic Arts Fails to Dismiss Athletes' Antitrust Class Action

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Judge rules there's enough in allegations that EA has conspired to not pay former student-athletes to continue forward in the lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business

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The Relationships Between Copyright and Publicly Funded Arts and Humanities Research

Media Law Prof Blog

Charlotte Waelde, University of Exeter School of Law, Smita Kheria, University of Edinburgh School of Law, and Nadine Levin, University of Exeter, have published Copyright and Publicly-Funded Arts and Humanities Research: Identifying and Developing Sustainable Exploitation Models in the Digital

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