Respecting copyright, regardless of the source

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Is it okay to show art against the artist’s will?

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Prince and free-flowing intellectual property

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Standard art gallery agreements

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Special on Copyright Recordings

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Are you protecting your images?

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Copyright Teleseminars

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Concerns Remain about MySpace.com Agreement

Art-licensing expert Cheryl Phelps shared with me her concerns about the MySpace.com agreement. She first wrote on the subject in April for theispot. The MySpace agreement has since been changed, but questions remain. The language she is concerned about is highlighted in red with her comments in purple.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – you hereby grant to MySpace.com a limited license to (use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute) such Content solely on and through the MySpace Services. This is a very broad rights use area and could later prove problematic when and if MySpace is sold again or broadens their reach by merging with another company providing content on an even bigger scale. There is also a part

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Leaving your work at a gallery or other venue?

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Ramifications of Donating Art Featured in New York Times Article

I’ve cautioned about donating art to charities in previous Art Biz Coach Newsletters. Today’s New York Times lays it all out in “Donating Work for Charity Has a Downside for Artists.”

Among the highlights:

Artists who create special editions and/or a series of work just for donating. Artists and dealers who are attaching “resale riders” to donated artwork–ensuring that the new owner doesn’t “flip” the work immediately and make a huge profit on his or her supposed charitable act. Organizations that are asking collectors to donate artwork instead of artists. They, after all, are able to take a full deduction in the U.S., whereas artists are only allowed to deduct the costs of materials.

Read the Times article.

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