The reproduction fee hustle

Museums’ licensing demands are a pernicious tax on scholarship

Trinity Church sued by sculptor over 9/11 work removed from courtyard

Steve Tobin filed a complaint under the Visual Artists Rights Act saying the church violated his moral rights

Centre Pompidou broke even on Koons retrospective, Paris court decision reveals

Due to a €1.25m loan fee to the Whitney, the museum did not see many profits from one of their biggest shows ever

Richard Prince is sued yet again for unauthorised appropriation of photographs

Eric McNatt files lawsuit over artist’s reproduction of a portrait of rock musician Kim Gordon


Instagram model and makeup artist sues Richard Prince over copyright infringement

Part of the New Portraits series, the work at the centre of the case was shown—and sold—at Frieze New York last year

Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed accuses retailer Topman of plagiarism

For the moment, the artist and his team are not pushing for compensation


Orlan loses plagiarism case against Lady Gaga

In the first Paris court ruling, French “carnal artist” has been ordered to pay Lady Gaga and her record label €20,000


Legal battle between graffiti artist and fashion label back on

Settlement collapses as discussions between Joseph Tierney, Moschino and creative director Jeremy Scott break down


Graffiti artist to settle legal case against Moschino

Joseph Tierney had accused Italian fashion house and its creative director of using his work in clothing designs, including a dress worn by Katy Perry to Met gala


Wikimedia Sweden found guilty of violating copyright with database of images of public art

Decision by Supreme Court could have implications for other jurisdictions, legal experts say


Richard Prince and Gagosian move to dismiss photographer's copyright lawsuit

Citing an earlier case they won, the artist and his dealer argue Rastafarian Instagram screenprints are transformative


LA photographer takes on Richard Prince in new lawsuit

Donald Graham might have a stronger case than previous attempts against the appropriation artist

Double vision: the grey area of ar tistic appropriation

US copyright law is no longer fit for purpose as courts are forced to make artistic judgements in “fair use” cases


Made in China? Not originally

Two recent plagiarism cases throw light on the country's lax stance on copying


Brooklyn street artist sues over Katy Perry’s graffitied Met gala gown

Joseph Tierney says the Italian designer Moschino has used his work without permission in a line of clothing famously worn by the pop singer


The verdict that flies in the face of art history: Luc Tuymans guilty of copyright infringement

A Belgian court recently found Tuymans guilty, a ruling that ignores appropriation’s vital role in art over the centuries and has worrying implications for the future

Art marketarchive

Collection agency head warns over resale rights

The Artists’ Collecting Society says that the “honeymoon” grace period on accurate reporting of sales is coming to an end

US Supreme Court to consider copyright extension for foreign artists

Artists argue that law could adversely affect works involving appropriation

Beuys returns to Schloss Moyland after refurbishment

Some works will not be on display, lest the museum incur a €250,000 copyright fine

Spanish royal seal of approval for Dalí’s Florida home

Meanwhile in Europe, the artist’s foundation battles “pseudo museums” to protect his brand

Artist’s copyright versus curator’s freedom of expression: The wider legal significance of the Beuys case

The estate of Joseph Beuys has brought the Museum Schloss Moyland to court over photographs of Beuys' performance art

Museum Schloss Moyland banned from displaying images of Beuys performance

German court rules museum breached artist’s copyright by displaying photographs of 1964 happening


The work of art in the age of cut and paste

Can the law keep up with the speed of digital appropriation, reproduction and distribution? And should it even try?

Stopping the passage of time: Colour photography conservation

A new technique aims to prevent colour prints from fading—but is it legal?

Copyright dispute over Joseph Beuys show in Germany

The Moyland Castle Museum closed the exhibition but plans to appeal

Prince and Gagosian fight back over copyright

Response to lawsuit by French photographer claims images not “strikingly original”