The saga of litigation over the scope of the California Resale Royalty Act (CA Civil Code § 986) has come to an end. The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal brought by artists including Chuck Close and Sam Francis after the appellate court found a portion of the Act unconstitutional. While both sides […]
Disclaimer: This article is an informative guide pertaining to the legal doctrine discussed. DO NOT TAKE THIS ARTICLE AS SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL COUNSEL. Although any information on the current state of the law is thoroughly researched it is intended as INFORMATION, NOT advice. Secondly, this article is tailored to the 9th circuit (Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Nevada, California, Arizona, and […]
Animation fans who tuned into the premier of Comedy Central’s Moonbeam City were treated to a nostalgia laden treat. The new show centers around an Archer-esq playboy cop named Dazzle, played by Rob Lowe. (I think we can all agree that Rob Lowe should dedicate the entirety of his career to exploring the “playboy cop” archetype.) […]
Disclaimer: This article is an informative guide for artists to conduct preliminary research pertaining to their legal rights. DO NOT TAKE THIS ARTICLE AS SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL COUNSEL. Although any information on the current state of the law is thoroughly researched it is intended as information, not advice. Secondly, this article is tailored to the 9th circuit (Montana, Idaho, […]
Leslee Udwin’s documentary “India’s Daughter” shines a light on the brutal reality for the women of India. The film centers around the gang rape and subsequent death of a 23-year old medical student in India. The highly publicized atrocity sparked massive protests around the world, highlighting the widespread sexual assault India’s women face on a […]
Taylor Swift is not only America’s cultural darling; she is an economic juggernaut. Worth an estimated 200 Million at the age of 25, she is a trendsetter who has amassed a fortune in a otherwise anemic music industry. Her move to pull her entire catalog off Spotify was unprecedented, yet brilliant. How do you force more album sales down an […]
The success of Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper took Hollywood utterly by surprise. In its early limited release, the film boasted a modest box office return and mixed reviews from critics (it currently sits at 73% on Rotten tomatoes). Cue Sniper’s wide release, in which the film obliterated all expectations, and January box office records, grossing […]
The modern artist relies on symbols and acronyms more then ever. These techniques are commonly used in the urban art scene, in which artists need to convey authorship in an anonymous and unique manner. A symbol or name can quickly convey who created the work, a necessity in a world where street art is commonly destroyed immediately […]
The internet loves reflection. Sure, this list isn’t new or all that inventive, but who doesn’t love a good ‘Top 10’. This year we decided to ask each of our staff writers to talk about one film that stuck with them this year. The following list reflects each of our favorite films of the year. Guardians of the […]
The saga of Margaret and Walter Keane is one of the strangest the artistic community has ever encountered. The story goes that Margaret painted beautiful portraits of sad doey-eyed children, while her husband sold her work under his name. In fact, not only did Walter sell the original canvases painted by Margaret, he also pioneered […]
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