Art Scoping

Art Scoping

Art Scoping is a podcast featuring protagonists in the fields of art, architecture, design, publishing, art law, public policy, and culture generally. We’ll skip the elevator speeches and find out how arts leaders are coping with change, what keeps them up at night, and what gets them out of bed.... Show More
May 31, 2020 26 min

Why don’t American artists have the same rights as artists in Europe? This week we speak with Janet Hicks, Vice President and Director of Licensing of the Artists Rights Society, or ARS. We discuss what protections are in and not in current U.S. copyright law, the kinds of uses ARS licenses for reproduction, the premise of so-called moral rights, a prospective resale royalty that would compensate artists for works sold by later owners, why artists—unlike collectors--don’t get to deduct the fair market value of their works if they donate them to museums, and how that might change, the state of artist-endowed foundations, and how film and television rights to show artworks are negotiated. 

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