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    Art and culture law

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    • Art and culture law

    • Art and culture law is the body of law, including domestic and foreign law, and multilateral treaties and conventions, that regulates and is applied to artists, fine art and cultural property. ... Read »


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    • Amar Nath Sehgal v. Union of India

    • Amar Nath Sehgal v. Union of India

      Amar Nath Sehgal v. Union of India is a landmark Indian case decided by the Delhi High Court, which for the first time upheld the moral right of an author under the Indian Copyright Act and awarded damages. The government was also asked to return his mural. The plaintiff, Amar Nath Sehgal is a renowned artist and ... Read »


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    • Artists Authorship Rights Act (New York)

    • The Artists Authorship Rights Act is a 1984 New York law that provides legal protection for artists' moral rights. The law was in part a reaction to California's passage of the California Art Preservation Act, however the New York Act provided for artists the right to disavow works that were altered against their wish ... Read »


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    • California Resale Royalty Act

    • The California Resale Royalty Act (Civil Code section 986) entitles artists to a royalty payment upon the resale of their works of art under certain circumstances. Act does not apply if: When the sale of a work meets the conditions outlined above, a seller must pay the artist 5% of the resale price. If the artist ... Read »


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    • Carter v. Helmsley-Spear Inc.

    • Carter v. Helmsley-Spear, Inc. 861 F. Supp. 303 (S.D.N.Y. 1994), rev'd 71 F.3d 77 (2d Cir. 1995), cert. denied 116 S. Ct. 1824 (1996). This an early case of authors attempting to exercise their moral rights under the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA). VARA was passed in 1990 and added several moral rights for artis ... Read »


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    • Cultural property law

    • Cultural property law is the body of law that protects and regulates the disposition of culturally significant material, including historic real property, ancient and historic artifacts, artwork, and intangible cultural property. Cultural property can be any property, tangible or intangible, having special significance ... Read »


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    • Droit de suite

    • Droit de suite (French for "right to follow") is a right granted to artists or their heirs, in some jurisdictions, to receive a fee on the resale of their works of art. This should be contrasted with policies such as the American first-sale doctrine, where artists do not have the right to control or profit from subsequ ... Read »


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    • Forgery

    • Forgery is the process of making, adapting, or imitating objects, statistics, or documents with the intent to deceive for the sake of altering the public perception, or to earn profit by selling the forged item. Copies, studio replicas, and reproductions are not considered forgeries, though they may later become forger ... Read »


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    • Leaf v International Galleries

    • Leaf v International Galleries

      Leaf v International Galleries [1950] 2 KB 86 is an English contract law case concerning rescission for mistake and innocent misrepresentation. "Salisbury Cathedral" by John Constable was what Ernest Louis Leaf thought he was buying on 8 March 1944 from International Galleries. International Galleries said it was ... Read »


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    • Moral rights

    • Moral rights are rights of creators of copyrighted works generally recognized in civil law jurisdictions and, to a lesser extent, in some common law jurisdictions. They include the right of attribution, the right to have a work published anonymously or pseudonymously, and the right to the integrity of the work. The pre ... Read »


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    • Repatriation and reburial of human remains

    • The repatriation and reburial of human remains is a current debate in archaeology. Various indigenous peoples around the world, such as Native Americans and Indigenous Australians have requested that human remains from their respective communities be repatriated for reburial. A famous case is that of the Kennewick Man ... Read »


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    • Russian cultural property law

    • After the Second World War in 1945, issues surrounding wartime loss and compensation started to arise. Cultural valuables were taken from Germany and placed in the Soviet Union. Years later, at the break up of the USSR, the said cultural valuables came to attention as the issue of ownership arose. Following, the debate ... Read »


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    • Visual Artists Rights Act

    • The Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (VARA), 17 U.S.C. § 106A, is a United States law granting certain rights to artists. VARA was the first federal copyright legislation to grant protection to moral rights. Under VARA, works of art that meet certain requirements afford their authors additional rights in the ... Read »


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