Copyright infringement

Defendants seek dismissal of copyright infringement lawsuit brought by collage artist Deborah Roberts

"There is no precedent for copyright protections on an artistic style," says a lawyer for artist Lynthia Edwards and dealer Richard Beavers

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Hilma af Klint’s family criticises the NFT sale of the artist’s sacred paintings

The Swedish artist's family say the digital drop contradicts the artist’s will and goes against her artistic intentions

US Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Andy Warhol copyright infringement case

In oral arguments, lawyers for the foundation and photographer Lynn Goldsmith debated the boundaries of licensing, fair use and reinterpretation in Warhol’s prints of musician Prince

Judge sides with immersive art company Meow Wolf in artist’s copyright infringement lawsuit

Artist Lauren Oliver, who created the popular “Space Owl” sculpture and an accompanying climate change-themed installation at the company’s New Mexico complex, had sued Meow Wolf for more than $1m

Photographer's abandoned Prince book at the root of a years-long legal dispute

Allen Beaulieu, who worked as Prince’s photographer during the musician’s formative years, wanted to produce a book of his best work from the era, but claims his collaborators had other plans

Documenta 15: why is the show so scandalous?

Plus, the Warhol-Prince copyright dispute, and Juan Muñoz at Spain’s Centro Botin

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Artist sues grocery store chain for unauthorised use of his mural in Super Bowl commercial narrated by Oprah Winfrey

The lawsuit, a re-filing of a case that originated in 2019, revolves around a commercial that prominently features a mural artist Chris Williams made in Des Moines, Iowa

Australian government spends £10.5m on copyright for Aboriginal flag

Rights to use the design had been granted to a company fined for selling fake Aboriginal art

Jeff Koons accused of appropriating sculpture for 1989 series featuring his ex-wife

Michael Hayden has sued the artist for copyright infringement in latest legal battle

Andy Warhol Foundation petitions US Supreme Court to review ruling over Prince portrait

A lawyer for the foundation says a review by the Supreme Court of a lower court’s decision would “reaffirm the importance of free artistic expression”

What counts as ‘fair use’? Debate over Warhol's appropriation of Prince photograph rumbles on

Photographer Lynn Goldsmith says recent Supreme Court ruling on Google supports previous decision that went against the Pop artist's foundation

US appeals court rules that Warhol’s reliance on a photographer’s portrait image did not constitute ‘fair use’

Decision appears to signal that appropriation artists may have to proceed more cautiously

Campaign to 'free' the Aboriginal flag gains momentum as Australian government seeks exclusive licensing rights

Made by the Luritja artist Harold Thomas in 1971, the rights to the flag design are currently held by Ben Wooster, a former art dealer previously fined AU$2.3m for selling fake Aboriginal works of art

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Artist's copyright infringement suit heads to US Supreme Court

North Carolina used film director’s images without obtaining his permission or compensating him