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Uncertain Future for Conceptual Art

On April 14, 2011 By Kat Kubis

In February 2011, the Seventh Circuit decided in Kelley v. Chicago Park District that Wildflower Works, a large-scale outdoor wildflower display is not copyrightable, and consequently, lacks any moral rights under the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA).

A nationally recognized artist, Chapman Kelley, created Wildflower Works in 1984, and it existed in Grant Park in [...]

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Justin Timberlake may be many things to many people, but despite his proclamations at February’s Academy Awards ceremony, he is not the elusive street artist known simply as Banksy. And yet, who is Banksy? For that matter, who is Thierry Guetta? Are these people one and the same as some have [...]

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SCOTUS Skeptical of Business Method Patents

On November 26, 2009 By Chris Lantz

On November 9, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Bilski v. Kappos. The case, whose facts were reported on earlier, involves whether a “business model” is patentable. At the end of the day, it seemed that the Justices were skeptical of whether the way in which a company does business [...]

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