Tough Love: Another VARA Claim, Thwarted

The Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) was passed in 1990; but, to date, only around 15 artists have brought cases in attempts to enforce the rights it protects. That’s why it was notable when earlier this month a jury ruled against the developer of 5 Pointz, a case we blogged about earlier this year. Recently, […] Read More

5Pointz: The Intersection of Intellectual and Real Property

  Anyone who has had the pleasure of riding outbound LIRR trains from New York’s Penn Station over the years probably remembers a memorable sight: the 5Pointz graffiti artist showcase emblazoned on the exterior walls of some aging factory buildings in Long Island City. Having reached at least a tacit deal with the owner of […] Read More