Category - Art Law

Pirating E-Books is Still Bad
Art Law

Pirating E-Books is Still Bad

Last month , I talked about the site OceanofPDF, wherein thousands of PDFs of books were available free to download despite issues of copyright. That site had shut down last year but made a return...

Welcome to the public domain, 1923
Art Law

Welcome to the public domain, 1923

On Jan. 1, 2019, all books, movies, photos and songs originally published in the United States in 1923 entered the public domain. On Jan. 1, 2020, the same will happen to works published in 1924, and...

All Rights Reserved, A Copyright Relic
Art Law

All Rights Reserved, A Copyright Relic

It’s not uncommon to come across a document, pamphlet, or other resource with the words “All Rights Reserved” stamped across the bottom. But what do these words mean exactly? What...

Red tape is stifling German auctions
Art Law

Red tape is stifling German auctions

Nagel Auktionen has held sales abroad to bypass stringent German provenance requirements German auction houses are struggling with increased bureaucracy and a shortage of high-quality consignments...