5Pointz Artists Needed More To Halt Destruction, Judge Says

Law360, New York (November 20, 2013, 6:57 PM EST) -- A Brooklyn federal judge on Wednesday issued a lengthy opinion detailing last week's refusal to protect a famed New York City graffiti site from destruction, sounding a sympathetic tone at times as he explained why the street art didn't qualify for an injunction.

In a detailed analysis explaining his Nov. 12 short order, Judge Frederic Block said the street art at the Queens site known as 5Pointz might qualify as the kind of work of “recognized stature” protected by the Visual Artists Rights Act — an...
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