NYC Graffiti Artists Headed To Trial Over Destroyed Works

Law360, New York (April 3, 2017, 1:36 PM EDT) -- A Brooklyn federal judge on Friday ruled that a group of graffiti artists could proceed to trial in their lawsuit over the 2013 destruction of famed New York City mural space 5Pointz.

U.S. District Judge Frederic Block said jurors will have to decide whether the street art at the Queens site were works of “recognized stature” that are protected by the Visual Artists Rights Act — an amendment to copyright law that allows artists to shield their well-known works from destruction.

“Accordingly, the matter shall proceed...
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Cohen et al v. G&M Realty L.P. et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-05612

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New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

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Frederic Block

Date Filed

October 10, 2013

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