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Moustaka, Dimitra
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2015-07-03T11:28:50Z
dc.date.available
2015-09-27T06:05:14Z
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2015-07-03
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https://repository.ihu.edu.gr//xmlui/handle/11544/708
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Copyright Protection and Relevant Issues for Street Art in the US
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masterThesis
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street art,
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copyright law
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VARA Act
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First Amendment,
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cultural heritage
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en
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free
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
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School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, MA in Art, Law and Economy
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2015-02
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Moustaka Dimitra, 2015, Copyright Protection and Relevant Issues for Street Art in the US, Master’s Dissertation, International Hellenic University
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heal.abstract
This dissertation was written as part of the MA in Art, Law and Economy at the International Hellenic University. This paper begins by examining whether street art created without authorization on public or private property is entitled to copyright protection under the US law. The basic characteristics that distinguish street art from other forms of artistic expression are discussed and, after examining the provisions provided in the Copyright Clause and in the VARA Act, the paper concludes that no adequate protection is provided under the current regime. In chapter B, the paper moves forward in researching alternative methods of protecting street artworks from destruction or modification in the legal system of the USA, namely protection under the First Amendment or through provisions concerning cultural heritage. The relevant issues are left open for discussion.
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Abstract ................................................................................................................................................... 3 Acknowledgements ................................................................................................................................. 4 Brief Contents .......................................................................................................................................... 5 Table of Contents .................................................................................................................................... 6 List of Abbreviations ................................................................................................................................ 8 Table of Cases .......................................................................................................................................... 9 INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................... 10 CHAPTER A ............................................................................................................................................. 13 GRANTING STREET ART COPYRIGHT PROTECTION................................................................................ 13 1. A General Assessment; the Character of the Works, the Occurring Issues .................................. 13 a) Protection of street artworks, illegality notwithstanding ......................................................... 13 b) Protection of the artist against the owner of the building ....................................................... 15 c) Protection of the artist against third parties ............................................................................. 17 2. Protection under US Copyright Law .............................................................................................. 19 a) The rights granted under the US Copyright Act ........................................................................ 19 b) The right to display the work publicly ....................................................................................... 21 c) The doctrine of unclean hands .................................................................................................. 22 3. Protection under VARA ................................................................................................................. 24 a) The rights granted under the VARA Act .................................................................................... 24 b) The barrier of the illegal placement .......................................................................................... 26 c) The hurdle of the “recognized stature” .................................................................................... 28 4. Protection under the Greek Copyright Law .................................................................................. 30 a) Protecting street art under the Greek copyright law ................................................................ 30 b) Remarks and concerns in the Greek street art scene ............................................................... 31 Concluding Remarks ...................................................................................................................... 33 CHAPTER B ............................................................................................................................................. 34 ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF PROTECTING STREET ART ........................................................................ 34 1. The Applicability of Copyright Protection to Street Art Cases ...................................................... 34 a) Is it necessary to protect street art through copyright? ........................................................... 34 b) The theory of IP’s negative spaces ............................................................................................ 35 2. First Amendment Protection of Street Art .................................................................................... 38 a) Protection as pure or symbolic speech ..................................................................................... 38 b) Constitutionality of ordinances against street art .................................................................... 40 7 3. Protecting Street Art as Cultural Heritage ..................................................................................... 43 a) Community rights over street art .............................................................................................. 43 b) Does street art qualify as cultural heritage? ............................................................................. 45 Concluding Remarks ...................................................................................................................... 47 CONCLUSIONS ....................................................................................................................................... 48 BIBLIOGRAPHY ....................................................................................................................................... 51
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Stamatoudi, Dr. Eirini
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Stamatoudi, Dr. Eirini
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Dr. Benhamou
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Farrand, Dr Benjamin
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School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies,MA in Art, Law and Economy
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ihu
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58
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