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Post image for Artist Suing Damien Hirst Over Charm Bracelets Needs to Take a Chill Pill [UPDATED]

In a suit that shows people will sue over just about anything, a Canadian artist is accusing Damien Hirst of copyright infringement — because a series of his bracelets features similar pill-shaped charms as hers.

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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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