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Post image for Settlement Draws Near in Vivian Maier Copyright Fight

Part of the legal saga surrounding the estate of Vivian Maier is drawing to a close a year and a half after it began.

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Post image for Artist Claims Copyright to Four Photos of Robert Mapplethorpe in $65 Million Lawsuit

On Tuesday, the poet, actor, photographer, and makeup artist James R. Miller filed a lawsuit against the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, claiming copyright to four photographs that have been shown and sold for decades as Mapplethorpe’s work.

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Post image for New York Times Sues PowerHouse Books for Copyright Infringement

The New York Times is suing independent publisher PowerHouse Books and its CEO, Daniel Power, over a series of images appearing in a book that’s highly critical of the Gray Lady’s coverage of war.

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Post image for Neigh-sayer Calls Foal Play, Asks Family to Pony Up for Snapping Selfie with Her Horse

The owner of a horse that photobombed a contest-winning selfie, snapped by a three-year-old boy of him and his father, is demanding a share of the prize, arguing that the family should have asked her for permission prior to taking the photograph.

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Post image for After PETA Lawsuit, Judge Rules Monkey Doesn’t Own the Copyright to His Selfie

In 2011, an Indonesian crested macaque monkey took a few grinning selfies with a camera found in his nature preserve. These “monkey selfies” would soon go viral.

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Post image for Photographer Sues Artist Richard Prince, Larry Gagosian, and His Gallery

A new lawsuit greets Richard Prince in the new year. Following the appropriation artist’s unauthorized use in 2014 of a picture of a Rastafarian smoking, its photographer, Donald Graham, is now suing Prince.

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Post image for New Year, New Freedoms! Here Is the Art Entering the Public Domain in 2016

The first day of a new year means new entries into the public domain! As we do each year for Public Domain Day, here’s a look at the artists whose work is now out of copyright.

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Post image for UK Affirms that Photographs of Public Domain Art Are Fair Use

An ongoing dispute with digital cultural heritage is whether high-resolution images of artworks in the public domain have a copyright when the photograph itself is new or improved.

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Post image for In Germany, Your #Foodporn Is Now the Property of the Chef

Think twice before you Instagram your Michelin star-studded meal — at least, if you’re dining in Germany, where even the food on your plate may be subject to copyright law.

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Post image for European Copyright Reform Could Restrict Photography in Public Spaces

Restrictions on photographing or filming copyrighted art, architecture, or other objects in public might get stricter in the European Union.

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