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An investigation into art law and copyright issues in visual art

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Artist Rights and the Many Shapes of Censorship

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Artist Rights and the Many Shapes of Censorship

Artist Joy Garnett recounts her personal experience with copyright law, and shares valuable resources for artists looking to protect their own work.

From the photo series Unmonumental, 2008–present: (top left) N. 14th Street; (top right) Couch Potato, Manhattan Ave.; (bottom right) Banker St., New Year’s Day; (bottom left) Friday, Greenpoint. All images 2015.

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Beauty Is in the Streets

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Beauty Is in the Streets

Walking the city streets offers the unexpected. I find interesting things, mostly garbage, some of it recently thrown away. My discoveries come in two parts: first, the reaction of surprise, …

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The Grift Economy

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The Grift Economy

Columnist Joy Garnett offers a new spin on a common letter.

Bill Murray, opening segment from "Lost In Translation" (2003). Directed by Sofia Coppola. Screenplay by Sofia Coppola. Produced by Ross Katz and Sofia Coppola. Studio: American Zoetrope; Tohokushinsha Film. Distributed by Focus Features.

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Lost in Transmission

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Lost in Transmission

“Copy That!” columnist Joy Garnett considers a recent lawsuit involving the painter Sarah Morris and a group of origami artists.

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Free-Fail

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Free-Fail

In reassessing the value of failure, consider Princeton computer scientist Ed Felten’s expression “the freedom to tinker.”

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They Are the World

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They Are the World

Joy Garnett launches her new column by addressing copying and archival tendencies among contemporary artists.