Sunday, June 22, 2014

"Why commission original public art when you can steal an artist’s idea and outsource the work to China?"

Ben Davis on a $450,000 jury verdict against California real estate tycoon Igor Olenicoff.  (Davis says it's for "trademark infringement," but the underlying report to which he links says it was copyright infringement, which makes more sense.)  More from the Daily Beast's Justin Jones here.  Tom Flynn has been all over this story from the get go.  He says "[t]hankfully there are still a few lawyers willing to fight the oligarchs and the billionaires who would otherwise ride roughshod over artists' moral rights."