Copyright Infringement Latest Stories

Upfest partners with Mr Men Little Miss to create Mr Graff

hookedblog.co.uk April 26, 2016
Upfest partners with Mr Men Little Miss to create Mr Graff

Everyone favourite childhood story book characters Mr Men s 45th anniversary celebrations, the Mr Graff character has been designed by Bristol based graffiti... [Read more]

Can you copyright graffiti? We’re about to find out

blog.vandalog.com April 21, 2016
Can you copyright graffiti? We’re about to find out

Rime’s artwork (left) and a suit by Moschino (right) Last year, the fashion designer Jeremy Scott quite obviously appropriated artwork by Rime for a... [Read more]

Banksy is Miserables over Calais Jungle

graffoto1.blogspot.fr January 25, 2016
Banksy is Miserables over Calais Jungle

Photos: Dave Stuart aka NoLionsInEngland except where statedNews involving refugees is a daily staple, police using CS gas makes disturbingly frequent... [Read more]

Wir tanzen durch den U-Bahn-Schacht...

flying-fortress.blogspot.fr November 18, 2015
Wir tanzen durch den U-Bahn-Schacht...

"... die ganze Nacht, die ganze Nacht."Copyright Violation, Pt. 1 [Read more]

New Interview with Fast Co.

obeygiant.com October  7, 2015
New Interview with Fast Co.

Check out Shepard’s new interview with Fast Company on Art, Advertising, and Propaganda below. POST-“HOPE” POSTER: SHEPARD FAIREY ON ART, ADVERTISING,... [Read more]

#RexisteMX and the radical distribution of protest art

blog.vandalog.com April  6, 2015
#RexisteMX and the radical distribution of protest art

#RexisteMX, an anonymous collective of Zapatista-trained activists with a focus on using street art may at first appear to be your standard street artists... [Read more]

Stealing Banksy?

graffoto1.blogspot.fr April 26, 2014
Stealing Banksy?

"Stealing Banksy" London25th - 27th April 2014 Photos: NoLionsInEngland except Art of The State and others where statedIt’s not often a piece of street art... [Read more]

Congressmen Propose National Resale Royalty Act for Artists

elbowtoe.tumblr.com February 26, 2014
Congressmen Propose National Resale Royalty Act for Artists

hyperallergic: The seal of the US Copyright Office (via Wikimedia) US Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Ed Markey (D-MA) and Representative Jerrold... [Read more]

A Look At Saatchi Online

streetartnews.net August 13, 2013
A Look At Saatchi Online

This post is brought to you by Saatchi, All opinions are 100% ours. We’ve recently been browsing Saatchi online for a simple way to buy art online - a useful... [Read more]

Political Street Art Gets Mistaken for Banksy

Political Street Art Gets Mistaken for Banksy

MBut we do rarely venture outside the city of angeles when there is a worthy cause that deserves mentioning.  In Finland, a street artist named Sampsa has... [Read more]

Photographers Selling Street Art Photography

Photographers Selling Street Art Photography

MThe website is selling photography of street art pieces. Street artists, and we tend to agree with this mode of thought, believe that it is inherently... [Read more]

Fifth Wall TV EP006 - Copyright & Street Art

Having heard about a series of recent cases of copyright infringement from public art Doug over at Fifth Wall TV wanted to scratch the surface of how... [Read more]

Rime v Scott: Arguing Graffiti Cannot be Protected

stencilarchive.org April 24, 2016

Legal Information Graffiti Cannot be Copyright Protected, Claims Moschino, Jeremy Scott(originally posted on The Fashion Law)  The latest update... [Read more]

Cryptk in Berlin, Germany

streetartnews.net April  7, 2016

Cryptk spent the last few days on the streets of Berlin, Germany for the One Wall Project with the good lads from Urban Nation. The Los Angeles-based... [Read more]

Artist Interview: Nick Walker

streetartnews.net February  3, 2016

Everyone’s favorite “vandal” is back in NYC making trouble again.  The infamous Nick Walker not only has several gigantic murals all over New York City, but... [Read more]

A Lawyer Talks about Copyrights in Street Art

stencilarchive.org January 23, 2016

Legal Information 6 Things You Must Know About Copyrights in Street ArtMegan Ralstin for Art Law JournalArtist’s rights in their street art, whether... [Read more]

Why Elizabeth Warren Needs to Run for President

obeygiant.com April 29, 2015

Lawrence Lessig has been a friend and inspiration for several years. I read his book “Remix” and I was fascinated to read his case for cultural richness and... [Read more]

CopyrightX Enrollment now open!

obeygiant.com November 18, 2014

As many of you know, I was faced with the challenge of a copyright infringement lawsuit over the use of a reference photograph when I illustrated my Obama... [Read more]

Skate & Create

iammorley.squarespace.com September 19, 2014

I took part in an awesome show called SKATE at the Flower Pepper Gallery! A TON of amazing artists had custom skateboard decks on display! This is a photo of... [Read more]

Early Beatles photographs by Astrid Kirchherr getting LA...

latimes.com August 20, 2013

Early Beatles photographs by Astrid Kirchherr getting LA showLos Angeles Times... exhibition with a Leica. ALSO: Pop Art: Astrid Kirchherr and the Beatles ·... [Read more]

5 California Things to Know for Tuesday - Modesto Bee

modbee.com August 13, 2013

5 California Things to Know for TuesdayModesto BeeBANKSY STREET MURAL 'FLOWER GIRL' HITS AUCTION BLOCK IN BEVERLY HILLS. The 2008 work, which originally... [Read more]

5 California Things to Know for Tuesday - The San Luis...

sanluisobispo.com August 13, 2013

5 California Things to Know for TuesdayThe San Luis Obispo TribuneBANKSY STREET MURAL 'FLOWER GIRL' HITS AUCTION BLOCK IN BEVERLY HILLS. The 2008 work, which... [Read more]

5 California Things to Know for Tuesday - KMPH Fox 26

kmph.com August 13, 2013

5 California Things to Know for TuesdayKMPH Fox 26BANKSY STREET MURAL 'FLOWER GIRL' HITS AUCTION BLOCK IN BEVERLY HILLS. The 2008 work, which originally... [Read more]

Banksy 2008 street mural goes up for auction - KSBY San...

ksby.com August 13, 2013

Banksy 2008 street mural goes up for auctionKSBY San Luis Obispo News... the mural is expected to fetch at least $150,000. It will be among the lots featured... [Read more]

Green Day Cleared in Lawsuit Over Concert Artwork -...

rollingstone.com August  7, 2013

RollingStone.com Green Day Cleared in Lawsuit Over Concert ArtworkRollingStone.comSeltzer created "Scream Icon," a twisted, tortured image of a face... [Read more]

Photographer Victorious in Copyright Lawsuit Against...

petapixel.com August  6, 2013

Photographer Victorious in Copyright Lawsuit Against Graffiti ArtistPetaPixelIn a case that has many similarities to the Shepard Fairey vs. AP legal battle,... [Read more]

50000 Finns Might Have Just Crowd-Written the Nation's...

motherboard.vice.com July 23, 2013

RT 50000 Finns Might Have Just Crowd-Written the Nation's Next Copyright LawMotherboard (blog)So severe it gave the copyright-reformers pushing the... [Read more]

Infringement, or Fair Use? Part II: the Opinioning. -...

Infringement, or Fair Use? Part II: the Opinioning.Scientific American (blog)The street art jumped out in a recent Google search for “ants”. The photograph... [Read more]

Ready for 'common sense' copyright? Finnish parliament to...

rt.com July 23, 2013

RT (blog) Ready for 'common sense' copyright? Finnish parliament to consider ...RT (blog)Sampsa, a political street artist known as the 'Finnish... [Read more]

Illegal street art calls out owners of Baltimore's vacant...

abc2news.com July 19, 2013

ABC2 News Illegal street art calls out owners of Baltimore's vacant propertiesABC2 NewsIllegal street art calls out owners of Baltimore's vacant... [Read more]

Jim Marshall Estate Sues Thierry Guetta and Google Over...

petapixel.com July 18, 2013

Jim Marshall Estate Sues Thierry Guetta and Google Over Copyright InfringementPetaPixelThe case pitted artist Shepard Fairey against the AP and Mannie Garcia... [Read more]

Demonstrator at the Treyvon Martin Rally in Washington DC...

dailycaller.com July 14, 2013

Demonstrator at the Treyvon Martin Rally in Washington DC - Copyright Daily ...Daily CallerWASHINGTON — Demonstrators took to the streets of D.C. to show... [Read more]

Make copyright law less of a lottery - Art Newspaper

theartnewspaper.com June 27, 2013

Art Newspaper Make copyright law less of a lotteryArt NewspaperAs a lawyer who advises creators on fair use every day—my clients have included... [Read more]

The architecture of art - Art Newspaper

theartnewspaper.com June 19, 2013

Art Newspaper The architecture of artArt NewspaperPaddle8 moves to buy stake in Artnet · US court rules in favour of Richard Prince in copyright... [Read more]

Q&A: Kirkland's IP head on copyright reform and Harry...

Q&A: Kirkland's IP head on copyright reform and Harry PotterThomson Reuters News & InsightShe represented J.K. Rowling in her successful bid to block... [Read more]

Google Art Project: Phil Thompson Talks Copyright Issues...

huffingtonpost.com June 13, 2013

Google Art Project: Phil Thompson Talks Copyright Issues And Outsourcing ...Huffington Post... way to address issues of appropriation and ownership in the... [Read more]

Queensgate woolly mammoths 'yarn bombed' by BombShells...

fox19.com June  8, 2013

Queensgate woolly mammoths 'yarn bombed' by BombShells Yarn - FOX19.com ...FOX19Yarn bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful... [Read more]

Graffiti på uthusväg (Banksy inspirerad!) - Svenska YLE

svenska.yle.fi June  8, 2013

Graffiti på uthusväg (Banksy inspirerad!)Svenska YLECamilla målar graffitti. Copyright YLE/Strömsö. Ibland räcker inte pappren till, det behövs ännu mer yta... [Read more]

My Hong Kong with Johnson Chang and Yana Peel - Art...

theartnewspaper.com May 22, 2013

Art Newspaper My Hong Kong with Johnson Chang and Yana PeelArt NewspaperLawsuit raises questions about Warhol authentication process · UK museums... [Read more]

Chris Brown Spooks Neighbors With Curb Art - Fuse

fuse.tv May 12, 2013

Fuse Chris Brown Spooks Neighbors With Curb ArtFuseChris Brown is following in Justin Bieber's footsteps by raising the ire of neighbors in his... [Read more]

Banksy mural up for sale again - The Press Association

google.com May 11, 2013

Banksy mural up for sale againThe Press AssociationA section of wall where a Banksy mural was removed from the side of a Poundland shop. Copyright © 2013 The... [Read more]

When art ruled SoHo - Art Newspaper

theartnewspaper.com May  9, 2013

Art Newspaper When art ruled SoHoArt NewspaperCollector says Sotheby's sold him Nazi-owned art—now it's unsellable · Judge says Sid Vicious street... [Read more]

Federal Judge Calls Mr. Brainwash's Street Art "Not...

complex.com May  2, 2013

Complex.com Federal Judge Calls Mr. Brainwash's Street Art "Not Transformative," Disagrees ...Complex.comMany people dismiss Mr. Brainwash's work as... [Read more]

Mr Brainwash charged for not respecting copyright - AMA

artmediaagency.com May  2, 2013

Mr Brainwash charged for not respecting copyrightAMAMr Brainwash became famous for his role in the film Exit Through the Gift Shop by Banksy. He was already... [Read more]

Judge says Sid Vicious street art breaks copyright - Art...

theartnewspaper.com April 30, 2013

Art Newspaper Judge says Sid Vicious street art breaks copyrightArt NewspaperThe Los Angeles-based street artist Thierry Guetta, better known as Mr... [Read more]

'Gary Baseman: The Door is Always Open' Opening Night...

monstersandcritics.com April 28, 2013

Monsters and Critics.com 'Gary Baseman: The Door is Always Open' Opening Night Party PicturesMonsters and Critics.comShepard Fairey attending Gary... [Read more]

Copyright Infringement and the Culture of Suing Artists...

petapixel.com April 21, 2013

PetaPixel Copyright Infringement and the Culture of Suing Artists Into Submission ...PetaPixelI remember when this happened and it was like a Shepard... [Read more]

Painting on boulder in Vista asks: Mommy can I go kill...

10news.com April  8, 2013

10News Painting on boulder in Vista asks: Mommy can I go kill tonight?10NewsBanksy gained fame for guerrilla art; mostly on walls, a prankster who... [Read more]

Kickstarter Of The Day: Blackprints, Car Designs...

thecarconnection.com April  2, 2013

Kickstarter Of The Day: Blackprints, Car Designs ReimaginedThe Car Connection(Shepard Fairey was found guilty of similar transgressions in creating his Obama... [Read more]

The Walking DeadDrops

deaddrops.com March 19, 2012

Love it!! :) Great vid! Congrats Jerome! “How to survive the post Internet censorship apocalypse – (Exhumed DeadDrops travel through publics... [Read more]