#copyrightinfringement

Robin Thicke and Co. are seeking a declaratory judgment that the summer hit “Blurred Lines” (or is it #blurredlines?) does not infringe upon the Marvin Gaye song, “Gotta Give it Up.” Decide for yourself here and here. Talk about “blurred lines”….  GET IT? The Attorney General of the SDNY and New York office of the FBI charged James Meyer, JasperContinue reading “#copyrightinfringement”

News Heavy…

Judge Oetken of the S.D.N.Y. issued his Biro v. Condé Nast opinion. J. Oetken granted The New Yorker and Grann’s motion to for an order finding Biro to be a public figure, as well as their motion for judgment on the pleadings, and granted the remaining defendants’ motions for dismissal for failure to state a claim. Notably,Continue reading “News Heavy…”

In Memoriam

Image from Arts & Culture: 104 Walter de Maria died yesterday at the age of 77.  Although de Maria was not a household name, he had a huge influence on the Earthworks movement. Check out his piece, “Lightning Fields” (above), and maybe you’ll see why he is one of my favorites. In other art lawContinue reading “In Memoriam”

Heat Waves, Hot Topics: A Tale of Two DIAs

Some great links from around the Internets.  Stay cool people. DIA drama over deaccessioning plan.  Try to say that three times, fast. Also, Detroit has officially filed for bankruptcy.  This does not bode well for the Detroit Institute of Art. A member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council has announced that he plans to fightContinue reading “Heat Waves, Hot Topics: A Tale of Two DIAs”

Picking Up Where We Left Off.

It’s still raining in New York.  In other news: The State Senate thinks DIAs’ collection is important, but less important than summer vacay.  Over on Bloomberg, Virginia Postrel makes a pretty good case for why the collections should be sold off. Richard Prince posted a video of him burning a “Canal Zone” painting, one ofContinue reading “Picking Up Where We Left Off.”

In Lieu of Sunshine….

here are some links to get you through this rainy Friday: The Velvet Underground went bananas over some iProducts, then they settled for an undisclosed amount. State Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville-R has proposed a bill to prevent the sale of the DIA collection, and protect cultural assets from bankruptcy proceedings in general. However, itContinue reading “In Lieu of Sunshine….”

Friday Link Round-Up

Danish artist, Martin Martensen-Larsen, plans to turn the body of a convicted murderer, currently on death-row in Texas, into a work of art. The prisoner, Travis Runnels, has donated his body for the piece, which will be painted gold and modeled on Lincoln’s Memorial.  The artist has already begun to prepare his argument against theContinue reading “Friday Link Round-Up”

“With all due respect your Honor, that has nothing to do with anything.” OR: What I Learned at the Biro v. Condé Nast Oral Arguments

The number of defendants has grown since Peter Paul Biro filed his libel complaint against David Grann, a writer for The New Yorker, in 2011. In addition to Condé Nast (parent company of The New Yorker), Biro also seeks to recover from Gawker Media, Jackson Pollock biographer Evelyn Toynton and Yale University Press, and PaddyContinue reading ““With all due respect your Honor, that has nothing to do with anything.” OR: What I Learned at the Biro v. Condé Nast Oral Arguments”