A project of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business, dedicated to the art world and its intersections with law, finance, technology, and culture.
The Art, Law, and Finance Project is an interdisciplinary effort dedicated to exploring issues at the intersection of art, law, finance, technology, and culture. It seeks to be at the forefront of discussions on hot topics such as repatriation, artificial intelligence, securitization, and fraud in the art world. The project hosts an annual symposium featuring leaders from a variety of relevant fields, and also releases a periodic newsletter, Canvas, to keep interested readers up to date.
- This month we highlight news on financial fraud, international law, Indigenous American repatriation, social justice, the future of art degrees in Afghanistan, and more.
- This month we highlight news on copyright, legislation, artificial intelligence, and the future of the art industry.
- Our second annual Berkeley Art, Finance, and Law Symposium will take place June 8th at SFMOMA, bringing together academics and professionals from a variety of backgrounds, and covering topics in the philosophy of art, copyright and provenance issues, developments in tech, and international fraud.
- Artificial intelligence and its implications for the arts continues to be at the forefront of the news.
- As we enter a new year, artists and scholars are reckoning not only with shifting prospects for the future, but with issues of the past.
- We hope you enjoy the inaugural issue of Canvas, a newsletter dedicated to the art world and its intersections with law, finance, technology, and culture.
Annual Art, Finance, and Law Symposium
- In Reflections on Music Copyright Justice, Professor Peter Menell argues that the digital revolution has upended many aspects of the copyright system, particularly as it relates to music.
- Heather Whitney, a San Francisco-based attorney at Morrison Foerster wrote an insightful article on the Thaler v. Perlmutter decision and ongoing uncertainty about copyright protection for genAI outputs.
- Sonia Katyal explores the legal revolution that is swiftly unfolding regarding the relationship between technology, user interactivity, and cultural institutions, both inside and outside of the law.
- Shyamkrishna Balganesh and Peter S. Menell argue that the Court in Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith would benefit from a close reading of Campbell, which presciently foreshadowed and thoughtfully addressed the very questions before it today.
- Professor Pamela Samuelson breaks down the recent oral arguments over whether an Andy Warhol print of a Prince photograph violates the photographer’s copyright.
- As is so often the case, technology and market trends are one step ahead of regulation. This is true also with regard to the newest investment model related to NFTs.