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8 December 2021

Mischief, Fakes, and Provenance

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant The Museum of Forgeries (take a look here) is the latest escapade cooked up by a Brooklyn, New York, collective calling itself MSCHF [i], which […]

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25 October 2021

Copyright Exhaustion

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant Those of us toiling in the cultural heritage sector may all feel the occasional bit of copyright exhaustion. As it happens, that is actually a […]

24 September 2021

Street Art from Banksy to the Vatican, and the Question of Anonymity

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant Quite likely the last organisation one would expect to be accused of copyright infringement – by a street artist no less – would be the […]

24 August 2021

From Duchamp to the Cryptosphere

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant “Marcel Duchamp was a paradox. He was the artist who was an anti-artist, the artist who destroyed art….When he exhibited everyday objects in art galleries […]

21 July 2021

Let’s Hear It for the Music – Top Tips on Adding Music to Your Videos

By Debbie McDonnell, Senior Consultant Video is becoming an ever more important medium for communicating with audiences. People love watching videos online to find out more about a subject or […]

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26 May 2021

NFTs, Obviously – Part 2

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant In the month since we first tackled the subject of NFTs, art and copyright, a mountain of news and stories of increasing insight or just […]

23 April 2021

NFTs, Obviously – Part 1

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant Considering the flood of attention, volumes of verbiage, and mountains of money that NFTs (non-fungible tokens) have produced recently in the art world, it would […]

25 March 2021

Our Latest Copyright News Picks From Around the Globe

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant “In the face of a pandemic, copyright law may seem a frivolous concern; but its importance lies in the ever-expanding role that it plays in […]

5 March 2021

Orphan Works and Brexit 2021 Update

By Naomi Korn, Managing Director The Problem Orphan works are works in copyright where the rights holders are either unknown or cannot be traced. Across UK heritage institutions, there are […]

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1 February 2021

Why Brand Licensing is Becoming Ever More Important for Heritage Organisations

By Liz Bowers, Senior Consultant The closure of museums, galleries and other heritage venues for much of 2020 has wiped out their biggest income sources – admissions, exhibition ticket sales, […]

18 January 2021

Copyright and Artificial Intelligence

By Faye Cheung, Researcher The Intellectual Property Office recently called for views regarding the relationship between artificial intelligence (AI) and copyright.[1] The consultation addresses an apparent anxiety over whether the […]

5 January 2021

Selling for Survival – Part 2

By Amalyah Keshet, Senior Consultant There is a fascinating episode of Malcom Gladwell’s podcast “Revisionist History” that begins with the story of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s financial crisis of […]

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