How “Fine” is Your Art?

17 USC section 106A is known as the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (VARA). The statute provides as follows: (a) Rights of Attribution and Integrity.- Subject to section 107 [Ed. Note: the fair use section] and independent of the exclusive rights provided in section 106, the author of a work of visual art- (1)… Continue reading »


Media & Entertainment: Copyright, Fair Use and the New Media Artist

It was once the case that the only way for a film-maker to have his or her work viewed by a large audience was to have it picked up by a film or television distribution company. With the advent of online video hosting services like YouTube, artists, professional and amateur alike, are now able to… Continue reading »