The Art Law Library provides information to answer some of the questions artists, teachers, students, and reporters frequently ask us. You can research topics of art law, read summaries of defining cases in art law, and find full texts of court opinions. The glossary defines some of the specialized terms used in the text.
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Copyright and Fair Use
Harmful to Minors
Libel, Slander, and Defamation
Modification and Destruction of Artists’ Works
Public Forum (including Nonpublic, Limited, and Designated)
Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions
These materials are not intended, and should not be used, as legal advice. They necessarily contain generalizations that are not applicable in all jurisdictions or circumstances. Moreover, court decisions may be superseded by subsequent rulings, and may be subject to alternative interpretations.
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