Art Law Resources

PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Title: Art Law. The Guide for Collectors, Investors, Dealers and Artists
Author/Editor: Judith Bresler and Ralph E. Lerner
Description: Revised edition. Provides legal, business, financial, tax, and estate planning information and guidance.
Publisher: Practicing Law Institute
Publication Date: 2013
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Title: Arts Law Conversations: A Surprisingly Readable Guide for Arts Entrepreneurs
Description: Written in a humorous and storytelling format. Covers the subjects of copyright, trademark, contracts, lawyers, and courts. Features 52 short, understandable conversations about the legal issues affecting artists and their businesses.
Won a gold medal in the 2014 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Awards; a bronze in the 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year awards; and was a finalist in the 2014 USA Best Book Awards.
Author: Elizabeth T. Russell
Publisher: Ruly Press
Publication Date: 2014
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Title: The Craft Artists Legal Guide
Author/Editor: Richard Stim
Description: Covers a wide range of issues, including contracts, copyrights, preventing infringement, getting your crafts business on the Internet, and more.
Publisher: Nolo Press
Publication Date: 2010

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Title: Ethics in the Visual Arts
Author/Editor: Elaine A. King and Gail Levin, Editors
Description: An anthology of essays by 19 artists and artworld figures covering a broad range of urgent topics related to the “dark side” of the arts, including preservation of Iraqi heritage in the aftermath of the US invasion; the role of new media; art and censorship; the impact of 9/11 on artists; authenticity and forgeries; cultural globalization; fair use; how tax laws encourage donations of art to museums; where people buy art, from online sources to art galleries and auction houses; how art critics function and their differing ethical codes; and much more.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2006
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Title: Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court
Author: by Ralph Warner
Description: Provides information to help you bring or defend your small claims
suit without a lawyer. Includes advice on building your case, and presenting evidence.
Publisher: Nolo
Publication Date: Revised 2012
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Title: The Law (in Plain English) for Crafts 
Author/Editor: Leonard D. DuBoff
Description: Revised edition. Helps crafts artists understand the law and tackle the business and legal issues they face each day.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2005
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Title: The Law (in Plain English) for Photographers
Author/Editor: Leonard D. DuBoff
Description: Revised edition. Drawing from examples of real cases, this book discusses everyday legal and business issues affecting professional photography.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2010
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Title: Legal Guide for the Visual Artist
Author/Editor: Tad Crawford
Description: Revised. New edition provides updated legal information and data on new media and electronic rights. In addition, many other aspects of art law are discussed in detail. Model contracts are also included.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2010
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Title: Legal Guide to Social Media: Rights and Risks for Businesses and Entrepreneurs
Author: Kimberly Houser.
Desription: Offers examples of and solutions to the kinds of situations you can expect to encounter when posting online content, whether for personal enjoyment or on behalf of an employer. You’ll learn how to avoid liability for defamation and third-party posts, the legalities of copying and linking to content, how to protect your own content, and more.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2013 
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Title: Resolving Legal Issues
Description: A list of legal resources for resolving legal problems in Canada. Available to CARFAC Members.
Publisher: CARFAC
Publication Date:
URL: www.carfac.ca/membership/member-services-and-resources

 



WEBSITES AND BLOGS

Title: Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts 
Description: A quarterly blog edited by Columbia Law School students. Covers various legal issues related to the arts.
URL: www.lawandarts.org

Title: Legal and How-to Guides for Independent Creators, Internet Users, Nonprofits, and Small Businesses.
Description: A comprehnsive discussion of many legal subjects, including copyright, free speech and censorship, fair use, and more.
Published by New Media Rights,Law School, California Western School of Law.
URL: www.newmediarights.org/legal_how_to_guides_for_citizen_media_creators_online_publishing

Title: Small Claims Court Links to Each State 
Description: Includes information on the maximum amount allowed for each state.
URL: www.freeadvice.com/resources/smallclaimscourts.htm 

Title: Spencer’s Art Law
Description: Edited by Ronald D. Spencer.  Published by Artnet.  A series of articles published three times a year on various subjects pertaining to art law.
URL: www.artnet.com/magazineus/news/spencer/spencers-art-law-journal.asp