What rights do artists have to protect the integrity of their work? Can a city make changes to an artist’s sculpture garden in a public park?
Join intellectual property attorney Logan Lo for this presentation on an artist’s moral rights in the United States. Lo first reveals the absence of moral rights prior to 1990, through the seminal cases of Alberto Vargas and Alfred Crimi. Lo also explains how the landscape changed with the passage of The Visual Artist Rights Act of 1990 and how, in certain circumstances, the statute protects artists from the attribution, mutilation, or destruction of their work.
Following that, Lo provides an in-depth analysis of famous paintings, songs and books (including Victor Hugo's Les Miserables and Van Gogh's Starry Night) and examines whether the artist’s moral rights were violated by technological and other changes to the original work.
After watching this program, attorneys will be able to counsel their clients on whether moral rights are attached to their art and how to protect the integrity and attribution rights of their work.
I. Grasp the legal landscape of U.S. Moral Rights Prior to 1990
II. Understand pinnacle cases including:
- The Alberto Vargas Case
- The Alfred Crimi Case
III. Gain familiarity with The Visual Artist Rights Act of 1990 (VARA)
IV. Distinguish between VARA v. Traditional European Rights
V. Preserve your client artist’s intent
E. Logan Lo, Of Counsel to Woods Lonergan LLP, practices in the areas of Intellectual Property and IT matters; providing our clients sophisticated and technical guidance in these complex areas of law. Mr. Lo serves as counsel for several e-commerce and international businesses.
Mr. Lo is also very skilled in real property transactions and is one less than 350 MAI designated real estate appraisers in New York State and 7,430 worldwide.
From 1998-2001, he also served as an associate editor and monthly columnist for the e-commerce magazine, eSecurities, distributed by the ABA and Leader publications; in addition, he has been nationally published in CNET.com and Computer Shopper magazine.
In 2011, he presented An Overview of Moral Rights in the United States at the Third Annual Art and Law Seminar held at the Maison du Barreau in Paris and sponsored by the Bar Associations of Paris, Barcelona, and Málaga.
High-Intermediate Mandarin Chinese (spoken)
Low-Intermediate German (spoken)
Cornell University - BA in Independent Studies 1994, cum laude
Fordham Law School - Juris Doctorate 1999.
State of New York
Great presenter of the material
Excellent coverage of the issues.
Informative, provocative, and fun!
Good review of a very unique topic
This speaker presented a good treatment of a difficult subject and changing area.
Mr. Lo is an excellent and engaging speaker.
clear and concise.
Very interesting topic
Now for the first time I want to know more about fine art !!!
Good use of clear examples.
Very interesting topic. I haven't seen this topic anywhere else.
Good discussion of an interesting and odd law.
Nice treatment of an obscure but interesting aspect of intellectual property law.
Very informative course!
this was the best Law-line lecture I have heard to date. Great job.
Very good program.
Knowledgeable speaker and great materials.
Good, interesting presentation.
good look at moral rights without supposing prior knowledge
Very good speaker. This CLE was one of the best I have viewed.
liked how he used a lot of examples
Exceptional...to the point!
Fascinating. Appreciated knowing about procuring waiver of moral rights for buyers purchasing or commissioning art work.
Logan was great. Very thoughtful in his remarks and I retained so much in light of how he structured his lecture.
Made topic interesting!
My son is an art student at Pratt so this was very interesting and useful. Thanks.
Entertaining but hard to follow
good discussion of novel topic
Great program! Interesting speaker!!
Very well done - enjoyable learning.
Logan Lo was a very well-informed and very engaging presenter. His sense of humor and his asides enhanced the enjoyment and benefit of the course.
great course -- comprehensive coverage and well delivered.
This was both informative and enjoyable. Kudos, Mr. Lo.
This is really a great service - thanks so much for affordable, high-quality CLE!
Well organized and presented.
Great presentation on an unusual topic. Even if this isn't an area of law you're familiar with, this lecture is worth the hour it takes to watch.
very interesting cle
very interesting. I was not aware of RAVA before
Very engaging presentation from a knowledgeable attorney.
interesting and enjoyable
I expected to be bored to tears. I wasn't and I actually learned something (what a concept, huh?). Kudos!
Very articulate presentation.
A fascinating look at the intersection of art and the law.
It was very good. The examples really helped explain issues and concepts surrounding moral rights of artists.
Interesting and informative.
Interesting topic and very well presented for the nubies.
Love the visuals and the lecture.
Very interesting course
Wonderfully engaging speaker!
My son is an artist so I found this presentation extremely helpful and interesting.
A good primer on VARA. Interesting and informative. Presenter was engaging.
Very interesting. Really liked the slides.
Very good program. Nicely presented and I really liked the historic context and application of examples. Very thought provoking.
As I was completely unaware of VARA, I found the course and instructor quite informative. Good course.
Nice use of artwork examples in the materials to demonstrate the point being made.
This was a terrific presentation. The speaker raised a number of issues that even attorneys would not consider in the course of day to day practice and presented both sides of the argument very well. This was one of the best presentations I've seen on Law
Excellent and entertaining CLE
Fascinating. I never even knew there as such a concept as moral artistic rights
I thought this was excellent. It raised questions about art and ownership I was contemplating last week with artists like Manolo Valdes and Vladamir Prodanovich, a new artist, who both take works from old Masters like Velasquez (sp?) and Goya and transfo
Excellent primer effectively presented. Well worth the time.
Really informative and not boring
Good lecturer. One of the better CLEs I've watched.
Great presentation on a fascinating topic! Entertaining and thought provoking.
This was interesting from a theoretical and intellectual perspective. I doubt it will have much application to my private practice in the suburbs, but it was interesting to watch!
Very, very interesting presentation on an area of the law with which I was totally unfamiliar. Speaker was very engaging and knowledgeable.
Very well presented! Interesting hypotheticals.
Really interesting; great speaker
Great delivery and organization.
Very good overview of this issue.
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