Art Law: The Year In Review

Law360, New York (January 23, 2012, 1:14 PM EST) -- The past year was packed with litigation that ranged from broad constitutional questions to the ever-present scourge of forgeries. Here are highlights of some of the most important cases:

The Walking Dead Copyrights

Conductor Lawrence Golan's long-running "zombie" copyright case was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in October. The case centers around the fate of millions of pieces of literature, music and art that were previously in the public domain. A treaty that the U.S. signed (TRIPs: Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) and the resulting congressional legislation restored the copyright on the pieces of work in question.

For Golan,...

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