5Pointz Graffiti Artists Lose Bid To Block Demolition In IP Row

Law360, New York (November 12, 2013, 6:59 PM EST) -- A Brooklyn federal judge on Tuesday dissolved the temporary restraining order in a copyright suit that blocked the owners of a Queens property covered in street art from demolishing the building to construct about 1,000 housing units, following a fight over whether the artwork should be considered temporary or permanent.

After acknowledging both the significance and necessity of preserving the art as well as the developers' right to extract the most value from their property at a hearing Friday, Judge Frederic Block ultimately decided to dissolve...
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