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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Judge awards graffiti artists $6.7 million after their New York works were destroyed

Twenty-one aerosol artists had sued the owner of a Long Island City site known as 5Pointz under the Visual Rights Act, a 1990 federal law that protects artists' rights even if someone else owns the physical artwork. Their graffiti was painted over in 2013, and the buildings were torn down a year later.

via www.latimes.com

Sounds like a dumb law.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2018/02/judge-awards-graffiti-artists-67-million-after-their-new-york-works-were-destroyed.html

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