This article analyzes whether current U.S. intellectual property law can protect street art from being copied, removed, sold, or destroyed without the street artist’s consent and proposes that copyright law should expand to specifically include graffiti law to ensure protection of outdoor street art, so as to avoid any confusion about its status as protectable art. In addition, the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1900 definition of “recognized stature” should be more clearly expressed to protect graffiti art.
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”