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The 1976 Copyright Act: Advances For The Creator, I. Fred Koenigsberg Jan 1977

The 1976 Copyright Act: Advances For The Creator, I. Fred Koenigsberg

Cleveland State Law Review

The 1976 Copyright Act represents a major advance for the creator. This is not to say that every provision is favorable to the creator. The new law is extremely complex, and the effects of many of its provisions are even now the subject of debate. The improvements of the new law over the 1909 Copyright Act are of such significance, however, as to justify its characterization by the Register of Copyrights as "an author's bill." This paper, based upon a panel discussion of the new law held at the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts National Art Law Conference on ...


Book Review, Albert P. Blaustein Jan 1977

Book Review, Albert P. Blaustein

Cleveland State Law Review

A book review of Leonard D. DuBoff, Deskbook of Art Law, Federal Publications, 1977.


Introduction, Kathleen Bannon Jan 1977

Introduction, Kathleen Bannon

Cleveland State Law Review

The articles included in this "Art and Law" symposium highlight a variety of issues, opinions and challenges affecting the arts today. I applaud the Cleveland State Law Review for the publication of these articles as a reflection of the developments in the complex field of arts law.


Auction Problems: Going, Going, Gone, Leonard D. Duboff Jan 1977

Auction Problems: Going, Going, Gone, Leonard D. Duboff

Cleveland State Law Review

Works of art may be bought, sold, and transferred by every traditional method of conveyancing, though the type which appears to be most notorious is auctioning. In this Article the auction process will be analyzed, many of the problems currently prevalent in the auction arena identified, and suggestions tendered which, if adopted, should reduce some of the difficulties discussed.


The Emergence Of Art Law, James J. Fishman Jan 1977

The Emergence Of Art Law, James J. Fishman

Cleveland State Law Review

It is the purpose of this Article to examine the practical and legal origins of the field of art law, and to highlight principal legal questions which are of significant concern to the visual artist.


Recognition Under Section 501(C)(3) Of The Internal Revenue Code As A Prerequisite To Arts Grants: A Special Problem For Literary Publishers And Art Galleries, Michael E. Skindrud Jan 1977

Recognition Under Section 501(C)(3) Of The Internal Revenue Code As A Prerequisite To Arts Grants: A Special Problem For Literary Publishers And Art Galleries, Michael E. Skindrud

Cleveland State Law Review

This Article will examine the origin and impact of section 501(c)(3)recognition as a prerequisite to arts grants. Arts organizations which have the most difficulty obtaining recognition under section 501(c)(3) include small presses and literary magazines, organizations which assist visual artists with marketing, and certain arts service organizations. Their special problems in obtaining recognition will be examined. This Article suggests the appropriate test for recognition of exemption under section 501(c)(3) for organizations whose sole activity is a business which furthers their exempt purposes. This includes most small presses and literary magazines. The appropriate test ...


The Film Collector, The Fbi, And The Copyright Act, Francis M. Nevins Jr. Jan 1977

The Film Collector, The Fbi, And The Copyright Act, Francis M. Nevins Jr.

Cleveland State Law Review

We are presently in the early middle stages of a media revolution which will reach its climax when films, in one form or another, will be found in people's homes and under consumers' control in much the same way as books and phonograph records. Although the availability of home videotaping equipment represents a giant step forward in the process, the revolution began long before the invention of the Betamax. For well over twenty years hobbyist film collectors, currently between 20,000 and 120,000 in number, have been purchasing sixteen and thirty-five millimeter prints of both copyrighted and public ...


The Final Act Of The Helsinki Conference: An Artists' Liberation Movement Or A Voyage To Laputa, James A. R. Nafziger Jan 1977

The Final Act Of The Helsinki Conference: An Artists' Liberation Movement Or A Voyage To Laputa, James A. R. Nafziger

Cleveland State Law Review

The Final Act of the Conference on Security and Co-Operation in Europe, often referred to as the "Helsinki Accords," has important implications for art and artists. The Final Act applies to three broad categories of art law issues: cultural cooperation and exchange of cultural material; the rights of individual artists; and other international cooperation. This study will examine each of these categories in the context of a current or recent problem, consider pertinent provisions of the Final Act, and conclude with a brief recommendation and forecast.


Reflections On Estate Of Rothko: The Role Of The Legal Advisor In Relation To The Artist, Gustave Harrow Jan 1977

Reflections On Estate Of Rothko: The Role Of The Legal Advisor In Relation To The Artist, Gustave Harrow

Cleveland State Law Review

Estate of Rothko reveals the type of responsibility a legal advisor to an artist ought to assume if he is to render a service designed to advance not only his client's monetary interests, but the integrity of his art and his artistic aspirations as well.