Art and Copyright

  • Filename: art-and-copyright.
  • ISBN: 9781841132259
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: Simon Stokes
  • Publisher: Hart Publishing



The intellectual property protection afforded to works of art is receiving increased attention by artists,museums, galleries, auction houses, publishers and their professional staff and legal advisors, as well as by those teaching or studying copyright and/or the law of cultural property. Contemporary artists are pushing copyright law to extremes. The European Union is likely to soon formally adopt an artists' resale right (droit de suite) directive. The recent adoption of the digital copyright directive will also further strengthen the rights of artists as regards the exploitation of their works via the Internet. This is the first text to specifically examine in detail the intellectual property rights protecting artistic works and artists' rights generally in the United Kingdom. The focus is on the UK but where appropriate other relevant jurisdictions are discussed. Recent European developments and the evolving UK case law in this area including the recent House of Lords' decision in Designers Guild v Russell Williams are also addressed. The Internet and related intellectual property rights to copyright and moral rights are considered as well, including the law of passing off, breach of confidence, trade marks and domain name protection.

Cutting Across Media

  • Filename: cutting-across-media.
  • ISBN: 9780822348221
  • Release Date: 2011-08-05
  • Number of pages: 361
  • Author: Kembrew McLeod
  • Publisher: Duke University Press



The contributors toCutting Across Mediafocus on collage and appropriation art, exploring the legal ramifications of such practices in an age when private companies can own culture using copyright and trademark law. Examining the intersections of the popular and the avant-garde, each essay is implicitly or explicitly concerned with the politics of appropriation art and other forms of collage that intervene in popular media discourses.Cutting Across Mediafeatures some important, eye-popping archival pieces, along with new essays by leading academics, critics, essayists, and artists. It scrutinizes and in some instances illustrates forms of collage and appropriation art such as audio mash-ups, remixed news broadcasts, literary collage, visual collage, and plagiarism-as-art, as well as culture jamming, pranks, and billboard alteration. Among the contributors to the collection are the novelist and essayist Jonathan Lethem, the poet and cultural critic Joshua Clover, the filmmaker Craig Baldwin, the hip-hop historian Jeff Chang, the 'zine-maker and sound collage artist Lloyd Dunn, and Negativland, the infamous collective that was sued in 1992 for sampling U2 in a satirical sound collage. Contributors: Craig Baldwin; David Banash; Marcus Boon; Jeff Chang; Joshua Clover; Lorraine Morales Cox; Lloyd Dunn; Pierre Joris; Douglas Kahn; Rudolf Kuenzli; Rob Latham; Jonathan Lethem; Carrie McLaren; Kembrew McLeod; Negativland ; Philo T. Farnsworth; Davis Schneiderman; Siva Vaidhyanathan; Gábor Vályi; Eva Hemmungs Wirtén

The Law of Copyright in Works of Literature and Art

  • Filename: the-law-of-copyright-in-works-of-literature-and-art.
  • ISBN: 9781584778967
  • Release Date: 1870
  • Number of pages: 460
  • Author: Walter Arthur Copinger
  • Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.



With a new introduction by Ronan Deazley, Professor of Law, University of Glasgow. First Edition of "A Standard Book on the Law of Copyright" Reprint of the first edition. "A standard book on the law of copyright was published by W.A. Copinger [1847-1910] in 1870. It deals very fully with the history and the statute law as to literary copyright; as to Crown and university and college copyright; as to musical, dramatic, and artistic copyright, and copyright in designs; as to international copyright and copyright in foreign countries; and as to agreements between authors and publishers. The merits of the book are proved by the fact that is reached a ninth edition in 1958." --William S. Holdsworth, History of English Law XV 299-300 WALTER ARTHUR COPINGER [1847-1910] was a barrister-at-law of the Middle Temple.

The Art of Music Publishing

  • Filename: the-art-of-music-publishing.
  • ISBN: 9781136113987
  • Release Date: 2011-01-12
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Helen Gammons
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Do you want to pursue a career and succeed in the lucrative area of music publishing? The Art of Music Publishing provides real inspiration and a tangible hands on perspective to this exciting side of the high-risk, high-reward music business. Prepare yourself for a career in music publishing and understand this complex but profitable part of the music business. Author Gammons walks you through all you need to know * understanding the role of the publisher * copyright * managing rights * income streams * contracts*. Learn how, when and where income is generated in all the current areas of business as well as exploring the new industries offering new income streams and the business models that are developing. The supporting website includes video interviews and podcasts with music business legends. 'If there is anything that Helen Gammons doesn't know about music publishing, it's probably not worth knowing! If you want to take it to the next level in music publishing - read this book. I know I'll be referring to it often.' David 'Hawk' Wolinski Composer of "Aint No Body" (Rufus and Chaka Khan) and one of the most covered songs ever. "Whether you're already a music publisher or would like to be one, this book will give you a mass of useful information - fresh ideas, up-to-date legal opinions, video interviews with music biz legends, provocative thoughts about where the business is heading, and plenty of good anecdotes." From Simon Napier Bell Manager: The Yardbrids, George Michael and Wham, Marc Bolan. Japan.

Copyright and Piracy

  • Filename: copyright-and-piracy.
  • ISBN: 9781139492225
  • Release Date: 2010-10-28
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Lionel Bently
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



An understanding of the changing nature of the law and practice of copyright infringement is a task too big for lawyers alone; it requires additional inputs from economists, historians, technologists, sociologists, cultural theorists and criminologists. Where is the boundary to be drawn between illegal imitation and legal inspiration? Would the answer be different for creators, artists and experts from different disciplines or fields? How have concepts of copyright infringement altered over time and how do such changes relate, if at all, to the cultural norms operating amongst creators in different fields? With such an approach, one might perhaps begin to address the vital and overarching question of whether strong copyright laws, rigorously enforced, impede rather than promote creativity. And what can be done to avoid any such adverse consequences, while maintaining the effectiveness of copyright as an incentive-mechanism for those who need it?

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