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The Case Of New York’s 5Pointz: Who Owns Graffiti Art?

Law360, New York (December 11, 2017, 4:40 PM EST) -- Litigation is generally a bad way to resolve disputes. Litigation is expensive, time consuming and fraught with uncertainty.

Litigation is particularly a bad way to resolve disputes when the statute involved is one that has been litigated only infrequently, so that there is a dearth of precedent to look to.

A parade example of this problem for rights holders and parties in the position of defendants alike is the dispute over the destruction of the street art (graffiti) on the 5Pointz warehouse in New York before...
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