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May 9, 2017

Charging Bull vs. Fearless Girl

Filed under: Copyright — Tags: , — Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP @ 11:48 am

 

By Robert W. Sacoff

Charging Bull vs. Fearless Girl.  Now here’s a cultural and legal tangle you don’t see every day.  On the copyright front, Fortune Magazine had an interesting article at http://fortune.com/2017/04/16/fearless-girl-copyright/ suggesting that the contrarian little girl statue confronting the charging Wall Street Bull would not violate the Visual Artist Protection Act.  Even if the Bull were considered in the category of site-specific art, which has not fared well under VARA, as a University of Michigan blog post discusses at http://artsatmichigan.umich.edu/ink/2014/02/19/site-specific-art-and-the-law/.  The socio-economic debate will likely outlive any legal challenge or threat.

 

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