Welcome to the latest edition of our new segment Talking Points, which sheds light and opens discussion by amassing related articles on a single topic issue in the worlds of contemporary ceramic art and contemporary ceramics.
This week, our recommended reading list examines intellectual property and copyright laws within the worlds of fine art and contemporary ceramics. This week we’re particularly interested in the following artists, Brett Kern and Sivan Sternbach, who have created ceramic forms of inflatable kitsch. Are they derivatives or fair use of Jeff Koons’ inflatables or iconic balloon animals? When do copyright laws hinder creativity in the name of protecting it?
After reading, we invite you to open up discussion and share your thoughts in our comments section below.
The Artists Rights Society argues copyright protection begins at the time the work is created in a tangible medium:
The copyright in the work of authorship immediately becomes the property of the author who created the work. Only the author or those deriving their rights through the author can rightfully claim copyright.
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