Art teacher jailed for selling Picasso and Lowry forgeries for £180,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 14th, 2011 in artistic works, forgery, fraudulent trading, news, sentencing by tracey

“A rogue dealer has been jailed after engineering a £180,000 scam where he told fine art fakes to galleries across Britain.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th October 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Copyright law change means iPod users are no longer criminals – The Independent

Posted August 3rd, 2011 in artistic works, copyright, media, news by sally

“They may not have known it, but users of MP3 players, CDs or DVDs have probably been breaking the law for years as they transferred their favourite song from one format to another.”

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The Independent, 3rd August 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

George Lucas loses Stormtrooper battle at Supreme Court – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2011 in artistic works, copyright, news by tracey

“A prop designer who made the original Stormtrooper helmets for Star Wars has won his battle with director George Lucas over his right to sell replicas.”

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BBC News, 27th July 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Music rights body wants ‘traffic light’ indications of infringing material in search results – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 22nd, 2011 in artistic works, copyright, news by sally

“Search engine results should indicate whether material on websites is in breach of copyright law or not, a music licensing group has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd July 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Legal protection should only be given to artists who sign up for copyright exchange, says musicians’ rights campaigner – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 6th, 2011 in artistic works, copyright, internet, news by sally

“The Government should approve the creation of a new digital copyright exchange and should make some legal protections available only to musicians who sign up to it, a campaigner for music artists’ interests has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th July 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

What does the law say about copyright on works of art? – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2011 in artistic works, copyright, news by sally

“Lawyers acting on behalf of Sir Paul McCartney have stepped in to prevent a series of his drawings from being sold at auction.”

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BBC News, 16th June 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Tox’ graffiti artist convicted of criminal damage – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2011 in artistic works, criminal damage, news, trials by tracey

” ‘King of taggers’ Daniel Halpin remanded in custody after jury decides his ubiquitous Tox tag is vandalism.”

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The Guardian, 7th June 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Nazi art records published online – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 6th, 2011 in archives, artistic works, news, theft by sally

“The National Archives (TNA) will publish an international online catalogue of looted art taken by the Nazis for the first time.”

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Ministry of Justice, 6th May 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

UK supreme court to rule on stormtrooper copyright – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2011 in artistic works, copyright, news, Supreme Court by sally

“This week the justices will be busying themselves with a case consisting of the heady combination of Star Wars, stormtroopers’ protective millinery, clay modelling and international copyright enforcement. These people know how to live.”

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The Guardian, 8th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Exhibit A, m’lud, a helmet for a stormtrooper – The Independent

Posted March 7th, 2011 in artistic works, copyright, news by sally

“Man who created stormtrooper helmets is taken to Supreme Court by George Lucas.”

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The Independent, 6th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man jailed for making and selling Tracey Emin fakes – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2010 in artistic works, forgery, news, sentencing by sally

“An ex-art student who worked alongside artist Tracey Emin has been jailed for 16 months for forging her work.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The drama behind the ‘Lady C’ defence – The Independent

Posted October 25th, 2010 in artistic works, news, obscenity by sally

“Fifty years after the D H Lawrence obscenity trial, David Randall reveals some bizarre behind-the-scenes theatrics.”

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The Independent, 24th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Five cleared of trying to extort £4.25m from duke over stolen Da Vinci painting – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2010 in artistic works, news, solicitors by sally

“Five men accused of trying to extort £4.25m from one of Britain’s richest peers for the return of a stolen Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece have all walked free after an eight-week trial.”

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The Guardian, 21st April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fisher v Brooker and another – WLR Daily

Posted August 3rd, 2009 in artistic works, copyright, delay, estoppel, law reports by sally

Fisher v Brooker and another [2009] UKHL 41; [2009] WLR (D) 274

“When a claimant did not, for almost 40 years, assert his right to a share of the copyright in intellectual property, his claim could not be defeated by the doctrines of estoppel or laches when the defendants had suffered no detriment by acting in reliance on the assumption that he had no claim but, on the contrary, had derived a financial benefit far outweighing any detriment resulting from the claimant’s delay.”

WLR Daily, 31st July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Organist wins battle for recognition for A Whiter Shade of Pale riff – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2009 in artistic works, intellectual property, news by sally

“The musician who wrote the haunting organ riff in A Whiter Shade of Pale, the 1967 hit for Procol Harum that became part of the soundtrack of the last half-century, is entitled to future royalties, the House of Lords ruled today.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dreamspace artist to be sentenced – BBC News

Posted March 26th, 2009 in artistic works, health & safety, news by sally

“The creator of an inflatable artwork which blew away in a County Durham park killing two women will be sentenced later for health and safety breaches.”

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BBC News, 26th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

No retrial for artist whose inflatable Dreamspace creation led to two deaths – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2009 in artistic works, health & safety, homicide, news, retrials by sally

“The artist who created an inflatable artwork which blew away in a high wind, killing two people, will not face a retrial on manslaughter charges, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced this morning.”

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The Guardian, 6th March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jury fail to reach verdicts in inflatable artwork trial – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2009 in artistic works, health & safety, homicide, news by sally

“The jury in the trial of an artist accused of killing two women when his inflatable sculpture blew away failed to reach verdicts today (25 February).”

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The Guardian, 25th February 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Artist guilty over safety charge – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2009 in artistic works, health & safety, news by sally

“An artist has been found guilty of breaching health and safety rules after his inflatable sculpture blew away in a County Durham park, killing two women.”

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BBC News, 24th February 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Musicians celebrate victory as go-ahead given for copyright to be extended to 95 years – The Times

Posted February 13th, 2009 in artistic works, copyright, news by sally

“British musicians were celebrating a major victory last night after a powerful European Parliament committee gave the go-ahead to extend the copyright term for music recordings to 95 years.”

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The Times, 13th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk