New guidance from the US Copyright Office sets some policies around AI-generated images.
What Rights Do Artists Have When Their Work Is Destroyed?
A string of recent mural removals raises important questions about how public artworks are protected and what recourse, if any, exists for artists in the event of their destruction.
Relative of Hilma af Klint Condemns NFTs of Artist’s Paintings
Hedvig Ersman, the granddaughter of Hilma af Klint’s nephew, said the sale of NFTs on Pharrell Williams’s GODA platform “goes against the will” of the artist.
Cop Admits to Playing Copyrighted Music to Keep Activist Recording off Youtube
During a recorded conversation with activists, an officer began backing the conversation with the sounds of Taylor Swift.
Harry Houdini and the Great Copyright Escape
Houdini knew that owning a patent for an illusion did little to stop imitators from stealing his thunder — so he employed a bit of legal sleight of hand.
Apple Files Notice Opposing Pear Logo Design of Meal-planning App, Sparking Upset
“While the rest of the world is going out of their way to help small businesses during this pandemic, Apple has chosen to go after our small business,” says Prepear co-founder Natalie Monson.
US Postal Service Ordered to Pay Artist $3.5M For Copyright Infringement
A case of mistaken artwork has cost the US Postal Service millions of dollars.
Sir Anish Kapoor’s Clenched Fist of Copyright, the Battle Over Fair Use, and the NRA
Does an artist have the right to withhold their work when they don’t agree with the political message?
Court Rules in Favor of Photographer as “Monkey Selfie” Saga Ends
On Monday, the Ninth Circuit court of appeals upheld a previous decision dismissing the lawsuit brought by PETA on behalf of Naruto, a Celebes crested macaque.
H&M Lawsuit Against Street Artist Could Have Changed Copyright Law [UPDATED]
The clothing company claims it has dropped its lawsuit against the artist Revok after widespread outcry and calls for a boycott, though the artist’s lawyer claims that is not true.
Happy Public Domain Day! Works by Magritte and 9 Other Artists Are Now Copyright-Free
Happy Public Domain Day 2018! Here are 10 artists whose work is leaving copyright (although not in the United States).
“Monkey Selfie” Dispute Ends as PETA and Photographer Reach Settlement
Photographer David Slater will donate a quarter of any revenue from the viral “monkey selfies” to charities working to preserve the crested macaque’s habitat in Indonesia.