This year, my presentation at the IP Scholars Conference at DePaul University in Chicago urged the U.S. IP community to revisit the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 in the light of recent controversies involving the destruction of public artworks. The abstract is available here. Last year’s research paper, on “Moral Rights and Orphan Works: A View from the UK” is pending publication, with the 1-year anniversary of the adoption of the UK orphan works regulations in sight. The abstract is available here, and a draft paper, which will shortly be posted on SSRN, is also available upon request. Thanks are due to Fred Saunderson, IP specialist at the National Library of Scotland, for sharing his insights on the orphan works issue! Looking forward to more discussions…
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