Credit Hours: 3

This seminar emphasizes intellectual property, artistic integrity, and issues facing the contemporary artist, such as artists’ liability, rights and integrity pertaining to the First Amendment, censorship, copyright, trademark, Traditional Knowledge intellectual property concepts, the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990, the Right of Publicity, moral right and droit de suite statutes, forgery, authentication, agreements for the commission and transfer of works of art, theft, and valuation problems in sales and charitable contribution of works of art.

It complements Cultural Property Law, which emphasizes legal issues applicable to the art market and museums, including ancient art and art dispersed in times of war, regardless of the era in which the art was created.

Prerequisite: None