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Landmark Copyright Ruling Could Affect All Artists

On May 18, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 against the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts over whether Warhol’s use of a photo of the musician Prince by Lynn Goldsmith in one of his art pieces constituted copyright infringement. This decision, after almost six years, has…

A Collaborative Photo Project Imagines a World Where Street Artists Have Free Rein

An Imaginary World Where Street Artists Have Autonomy

“What if street artists could work on any surface, not restricted by scale, accessibility, safety, or rules?”
UK photographer Joseph Ford answers this question in a new project he calls, “Impossible Street Art.” Collaborating with eight other artists, he shows possibilities for street art in public spaces that are normally inaccessible due to…

Former OpenSea Executive Convicted in Landmark Insider Trading Case

NFT Platform’s Former Executive Convicted

This is a news story I thought would be of interest to my blog readers. Nathaniel Chastain, a former product manager at NFT sales platform OpenSea, was convicted on May 3, 2023 in New York Federal Court on charges of money laundering and fraud. Each of these charges carries a maximum prison sentence…