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Three street artists have filed a lawsuit against Terry Gilliam, alleging that the director “misappropriated” their copyrighted collaborative work in his upcoming film The Zero Theorem.

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A French court has ordered a blogger to pay €2,500 (~$3,380) for writing a negative review of a restaurant, Eater reported.

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Several concerned parties, including the Save the Corcoran advocacy group, have filed legal briefs seeking to block the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s planned integration with the National Gallery, Washington City Paper reported.

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Post image for Did Karl Lagerfeld Steal a Sneaker Design?

As mass-market fashion continues its longstanding tradition of ripping off independent designers, a twist in the narrative emerges: is a high-end designer now ripping off a mass-market company?

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The Art of Art Lawsuits

by Daniel Grant on February 4, 2014

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What has really riveted the attention of the art world in the last few seasons is the law.

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Post image for Can a Town Be a Museum? The Battle Over Jim Thorpe’s Bones

Jim Thorpe was arguably the greatest athlete of all time, yet the sports legend has mostly been in the news of late due to his remains, which were controversially buried in a town he never visited.

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Lady Gaga has been accused of plagiarizing from many artistic sources: Canadian-Ukranian artist Taras Polataiko, New York performance artist Colette, and Canadian artist Jana Sterbak, to name a few. But now someone’s finally going the extra step and suing her.

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Post image for US Judge Puts Russia in Contempt Over Refusal to Return Historic Collection

It’s been more than two years since Russia issued a ban on lending art to the United States, and the latest news in the ongoing saga is that a federal judge has now declared the Russian government in contempt of court, imposing fines on it of $50,000 a day, the LA Times reports.

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Post image for This Week In Lawsuits: SpongeBob’s (Not So) Nautical Nonsense

Former SpongeBob SquarePants lead artist Todd White’s slick website includes a section where you can keep abreast of “what’s going on in Todd’s fast-moving world”; currently, it includes clips about his various media appearances, side projects and celebrity [sic] endorsements. What you won’t find, however, is news about a curious series of back-and-worth lawsuits he’s involved in this month.

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