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Do I Need Clearance in the U.S. if I Acquire Rights from a Public Domain Source Abroad?

Dear Rich IP Blog

I'm in the process of publishing a book that will contain lots of images, mostly of artworks by one artist in particular. Although most countries have placed the artist's works in the public domain (based on the life+70 years rule), the U.S. for 95 years from publication. But in the U.S., follows a different course.

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How A Century-Old Insight of Photography Can Inform Legal Questions of AI-Generated Artwork (Guest Blog Post)

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Do these creations belong to the artists or the public domain? Copyright Office denied copyright protection for Kashtanova’s Midjourney-generated artwork, the Office found their work lacked the critical component of a human author. Do creators who use generative AI maintain copyright in their creations? By guest blogger Prof.

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How Can Museums Copyright the Works of Old Masters?

Art Law Journal

If an artwork is in the public domain, free from copyright protection, then how can a museum claim it holds the copyright? Steve Schlackman.

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Jean Paul Gaultier, Birth Your Own Venus

IPilogue

Following this designation , objects require authorization and a licence fee to be used commercially by third parties regardless of whether the work is in the public domain. The public domain refers to works not protected by copyright, which means the works can be used without acquiring permission or paying a fee.

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Creative Commons and NFTs – is CC licensing compatible with the new technologies?

Kluwer Copyright Blog

With the exception of CC0, CC licences allow authors to keep their copyright whilst at the same time communicate which rights they reserve and which rights they waive for public benefit. By purchasing an NFT one only purchases an actual digital token that normally contains a link to or a copy of a digital artwork.

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[Guest post] Can the owner of an artistic work convert it into an NFT for its use in the Metaverse?

The IPKat

Last week the media reported (see here ) that the Commercial Court Number 9 of Barcelona has issued a decision on the precautionary measures filed by VEGAP, the sole copyright collecting society which in Spain represents authors of artworks against the well-known Spanish fashion brand.

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How Can Museums Copyright the Works of Old Masters?

Art Law Journal

If an artwork is in the public domain, free from copyright protection, then how can a museum claim it holds the copyright? The post How Can Museums Copyright the Works of Old Masters? appeared first on Art Business Journal.