The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

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.


Sounds like a dumb law.

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