Ep 78: Paying artists in the age of the internet – Andrew Lewis – Law Pod UK

Posted May 14th, 2019 in artistic works, internet, news, remuneration by sally

‘Rosalind English discusses the new copyright proposals with music lawyer Andrew Lewis.’

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Law Pod UK, 13th May 2019

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Judge’s copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover temporarily barred from leaving UK – The Guardian

‘A copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover used by a judge at the book’s landmark 1960 obscenity trial, with all the rude bits carefully and dutifully marked up by his wife, has been temporarily stopped from leaving the UK.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2019

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Sailing to Byzantium – Blockchain and the art market – Tanfield Chambers

Posted March 20th, 2019 in artistic works, data protection, EC law, electronic commerce, news by sally

‘One of the great frustrations of reading about blockchain is that many of those who set themselves the task of explaining it tell you what they believe it does, rather than explaining what it is, and often what they think it does is received wisdom, leading their expositions to founder on the Scylla of over-simplification. Others, who do understand what it is, often presume on the part of a general readership a level of familiarity with what might appear to be arcane technical concepts which such a readership does not possess: anyone for Byzantine Fault Tolerance? Their expositions thus founder on the Charybdis of incomprehensibility to all but fellow experts. Neither approach really facilitates a consideration of the benefits nor an appreciation of the risks involved in the use of blockchain technology.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 11th March 2019

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As The State Continues Its Censorship, We Need To Remember That Drill Artists Have Free Speech Too – Rights Info

‘South London Drill artists AM and Skengdo were handed suspended jail sentences for performing their song ‘Attempted’ at a concert in Camden in December 2018.’

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Rights Info, 19th February 2019

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Museums grapple with rise in pleas for return of foreign treasures – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2019 in artistic works, colonies, news, restitution by sally

‘Neanderthal skulls and the remains of an extinct sloth named after Charles Darwin are among the items requested for repatriation from British institutions, as documents reveal museums are facing calls to return some of their most treasured items to their places of origin.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2019

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What is Article 13? The EU’s copyright directive explained – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2019 in artistic works, copyright, EC law, internet, news by sally

‘The final version of a controversial new EU copyright law has been agreed after three days of talks in France.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2019

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Drill music crackdown ‘fails to address root causes of youth violence’ – The Guardian

‘Campaigners and artists have sharply criticised the police crackdown on drill music, warning this “punitive” approach will ultimately fail to tackle the root causes of youth violence.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2019

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Auction house loses ‘dual purpose’ art litigation privilege case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 10th, 2018 in artistic works, auctioneers, counterfeiting, news, privilege by sally

‘An auction house has failed to establish litigation privilege over correspondence with experts about whether or not a painting it sold was counterfeit, in a case brought by the seller of that painting.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th December 2018

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Letters to art experts not covered by litigation privilege – Litigation Futures

‘Letters between Sotheby’s and two art experts concerning the authenticity of an Old Master painting sold for over $11m are not covered by litigation privilege, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 27th November 2018

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Lady Hale breaks from tradition with smiling Gray’s Inn portrait – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 27th, 2018 in artistic works, judges, news by sally

‘She’s a trailblazer in more ways than one.

And Baroness Hale, the first female president of the Supreme Court, has again broken new ground as she becomes the only smiling portrait to hang in the hall of one of London’s illustrious Inns of Court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2018

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Police to treat gangs like terror suspects with tough new laws – Daily Telegraph

‘Police will treat gang members like terrorism suspects if they use YouTube music videos to incite violence on the streets, under new proposals to tackle the soaring murder rates.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th May 2018

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UK to tighten laws on ‘abhorrent’ ivory trade – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2018 in animal cruelty, artistic works, consultations, news, sale of goods by sally

‘A UK ban on ivory sales, which the government claims will be the toughest in Europe and one of the strictest in the world, is to be introduced after the proposals were overwhelmingly backed in a public consultation.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2018

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Musician wins landmark ruling over ruined hearing – BBC News

Posted March 29th, 2018 in artistic works, employment, health & safety, industrial injuries, news, noise by tracey

‘A viola player who suffered a life-changing hearing injury at a rehearsal of Wagner’s Die Walkure in 2012 has won a landmark High Court judgment against the Royal Opera House (ROH).’

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BBC News, 28th March 2018

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Who is it that doesn’t like Mondays? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 19th, 2018 in artistic works, copyright, expert witnesses, intellectual property, news by sally

‘Music nerds may remember with fondness the great copyright wrangle involving Procol Harum and Bach. The focus of that dispute was the organ line in the 1967 hit Whiter Shade of Pale, and Blackburne J’s judgment is imperative reading for anyone interested in the law’s dominion over music, ideas or intellectual property in general. Go to the end of this post for a reminder of that entertaining litigation and its outcome.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th March 2018

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Opera singer and film writer ex-boyfriend in High Court battle over who wrote the script to a Hollywood blockbuster – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2017 in artistic works, intellectual property, media, news by tracey

‘An opera singer is locked in a High Court battle with her film writer former boyfriend over who wrote the script to a Hollywood blockbuster.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th October 2017

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Art dealer who stole celebrity portraits of the Rolling Stones, Princess Diana and Bob Dylan jailed for four years – The Independent

Posted September 13th, 2017 in artistic works, fraud, imprisonment, news, proceeds of crime, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A Cotswold art dealer who stole nearly £500,000 worth of artworks, including paintings by the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, from clients, has been jailed for four years.’

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The Independent, 13th September 2017

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Police in Aberaeron investigate carnival float ‘considered racist’ – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2017 in artistic works, complaints, freedom of expression, news, racism, Wales by tracey

‘Police are investigating allegations of racism against a group of men who wore black face paint when they dressed as members of the Jamaican bobsleigh team for a carnival parade.’

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The Guardian, 30th August 2017

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Music and Entertainment Law: Music Contracts – Editions Musicales Alpha S.A.R.L. v Universal Music Publishing Ltd and Others – NIPC Law

Posted June 29th, 2017 in artistic works, contracts, copyright, intellectual property, news by sally

‘This case, which came before His Honour Judge Hacon on 23 Feb 2017, shows how copyright comes into being, how it is assigned and how much care should be taken when drawing up agreements for its assignment, particularly when settling disputes over ownership.’

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NIPC Law, 28th June 2017

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Banksy withdraws “legally dubious” print offer after Electoral Commission warning – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 7th, 2017 in artistic works, elections, news by sally

‘Banksy has cancelled his offer of a free print to people in six Bristol constituencies who vote against the Conservative Party in the General Election, after receiving a warning from the Electoral Commission that the offer would invalidate the election result.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th June 2017

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Export ban for Clive of India’s £6m rare jewelled flask – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 19th, 2017 in artistic works, export controls, news by tracey

‘An extremely rare jewelled flask given to Clive of India after the Battle of Plassey in 1757 could be exported from the UK unless a buyer can match the £6 million price tag. Culture Minister Matt Hancock has put temporary export bars on the flask and on Clive’s huqqa smoking set, which has a price tag of £240,000, to give UK buyers the chance to save the Mughal treasures for the nation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th January 2017

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