Legal Guide for the Visual Artist, Fifth Edition

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Allworth Communications, Inc., Sep 14, 2010 - Art - 304 pages
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This classic guide for artists is completely revised and updated to provide an in-depth view of the legal issues facing the visual artist today and provides practical legal guidance for any visual artist involved with creative work. Among the many new topics covered in this comprehensive guide are: detailed coverage of the myriad developments in copyright (including online copyright registration procedures and use of art on the Internet); changes in laws protecting artists in artist-gallery relationships are explained in depth; scope of First Amendment protections for graffiti art and the sale of art in public spaces; detailed as well as new cases dealing with art and privacy; and a model contract for Web site design and much more.

The book also covers copyrights, moral rights, contracts, licensing, sales, special risks and protections for art and artists, book publishing, video and multimedia works, leases, taxation, estate planning, museums, collecting, grants, and how to find the best professional advisers and attorneys. In addition, the book suggests basic strategies for negotiation, gives information to help with further action, contains many sample legal forms and contracts, and shows how to locate artists' groups and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts organizations.
  

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Contents

The Business of
Gaining and Keeping Protection
Registration
Works for Hire and Joint Works
Infringement Fair Use Compulsory Licensing and Permissions
Copyright and the Digital Revolution
Moral Rights
Other Protections for Artists
Video Artworks
Multimedia Contracts
Studios and Leases
Income and Expenses
Beyond Schedule C
The Hobby Loss Challenge
Who Is an Employee?
The Artists Estate

Risks in the Content and Creation of
An Introduction
Sales Commissions and Rentals
Ownership Insurance Submissions and Resale Proceeds
Unique Art and Limited Editions
Sales by Galleries and Agents
Sales of Reproduction Rights
Publishing Contracts
Artists and Museums
The Artist as a Collector 27 Grants and Public Support for the Arts
How to Avoid or Resolve Disputes with Clients
Artists Groups and Organizations for the Arts
Selected Bibliography
Index
Copyright

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This classic guide for artists is completely revised and updated to provide an in-depth view of the legal issues facing the visual artist today and provides practical legal guidance for any visual artist involved with creative work. Among the many new topics covered in this comprehensive guide are: detailed coverage of the myriad developments in copyright (including online copyright registration procedures and use of art on the Internet); changes in laws protecting artists in artist-gallery relationships are explained in depth; scope of First Amendment protections for graffiti art and the sale of art in public spaces; detailed as well as new cases dealing with art and privacy; and a model contract for Web site design and much more.

The book also covers copyrights, moral rights, contracts, licensing, sales, special risks and protections for art and artists, book publishing, video and multimedia works, leases, taxation, estate planning, museums, collecting, grants, and how to find the best professional advisers and attorneys. In addition, the book suggests basic strategies for negotiation, gives information to help with further action, contains many sample legal forms and contracts, and shows how to locate artists' groups and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts organizations.

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