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Artists Use Yelp to Shame Plagiarizing Restaurant

by Rea McNamara on January 26, 2016
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Turns out Yelp isn’t only useful as a go-to website for dining destination consensus. For Kelly Mark, it’s an effective way to pressure a restaurant to remove its unauthorized copy of an artwork.

Last August, the Canadian artist served notice to the owners of Old School, a Toronto restaurant, demanding the immediate removal and destruction of a neon sign that bears a striking resemblance to her 2006 work, “I Called Shotgun Infinity When I Was Twelve”. The neon copy is exactly the same in text, layout, and color. Only the font and size of the piece differs.

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Nestlé Claims Trademark Infringement Against Artist Anthony Antonellis

by Corinna Kirsch on January 13, 2015
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Is it possible to confuse a Poland Spring bottle of water with a $300.00 Poland Spring bottle of water stuffed with a Chinese knockoff wristband? Nestlé is hedging its bets on a current trademark infringement claim against artist Anthony Antonellis, claiming that average consumers can’t tell the difference between their bottled water and his, largely because his work belongs on a website URL formerly owned by the conglomerate.

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The American Royalties Too Act: Are Artist Resale Royalties a Reality?

by Henry Kaye on July 17, 2014
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Artist royalties are, and have always been, notoriously under-legislated. This past Tuesday, however, we saw an important tipping point for legal change.

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What an Absolut Mess! Design Company Pelonio Rips Off Artist Valentin Ruhry

by Corinna Kirsch on July 27, 2012
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Pelonio, a well-known creative agency based in Madrid, has sold a concept by artist Valentin Ruhry to Absolut Vodka, but without the artist’s consent. Now, there’s not much he can do about it.

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Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

by Paddy Johnson on April 13, 2011

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts – Art, Copyright, Litigation: A Conversation With Dan Brooks. Interested in the legal nitty gritty of the Patrick Cariou Richard Prince copyright infringement case? This is your talk. Next Wed. at 6.

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Cariou v. Prince: The Copyright Bungle by Joy Garnett – artnet Magazine

by Art Fag City on April 2, 2011

Cariou v. Prince: The Copyright Bungle by Joy Garnett – artnet Magazine – Some things cannot be easily destroyed, and whatever Prince may have done with the mass-produced copies of Cariou’s photographs, the photographs themselves remain intact. But one-of-kind art objects, once disposed of, are deleted forever.

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