May 4, 2016 Brown Bag CLE: Attribution and Destruction: Rights for Visual Arts and Federal Law

Topic:   Attribution and Destruction: Rights for Visual Arts and Federal Law

Slides: Download May 2016 Brown Bag CLE Materials

Speaker: Please join us as Professor Lydia Pallas Loren presents on the Visual Artists Rights Act.

In 1990 Congress passed the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) granting creators of works of visual art certain rights of attribution and integrity. Often referred to as “moral rights” in Europe, the scope of the rights granted by VARA are uniquely American, seeking to balance the rights of property owners with the rights of creative individuals. Professor Loren will cover the basics of VARA as well as a range of VARA cases including recent litigation involving murals that have been destroyed or painted over.

If you represent artists, art purchasers and owners, or are involved in due diligence reviews of real estate purchases, you won’t want to miss this presentation.

Speaker bio: Professor Loren teaches and writes in the fields of copyright, intellectual property and internet law. In 2014 the American Law Institute named her an associate reporter on the first Restatement of Law, Copyrights. Her casebook, COPYRIGHT IN A GLOBAL INFORMATION ECONOMY (4th Ed. Aspen 2015) (with Julie Cohen, Ruth Okediji, and Maureen O’Rourke), is widely adopted at law schools throughout the United States. Her casebook INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS (4th Ed. Semaphore Press 2015) (with Joseph S. Miller) is distributed digitally through a “pay-what-you-want” model meant to embrace widespread access to educational materials while permitting students to confront intellectual property issues through their casebook purchasing experience. Professor Loren’s numerous law review articles address a broad range of copyright issues including whether fair use should be treated as an affirmative defense, ways to curb copyright owner abuse of takedown notices, how incentives should shape the scope of copyright protection, interpretations of Creative Commons contracts, approaches to statutory termination of transfer provisions, the evolution of criminal copyright infringement, and the market failure approach to fair use.

Brown Bag CLE Schedule and Material: Visit the IP Section’s website at for upcoming Brown Bag CLEs and to download materials for this CLE and past presentations. (CLE materials will be uploaded soon after the CLE.)

MCLE Credit: Applying for one (1) general credit from the Oregon State Bar

Date:              May 4, 2016

Time:              12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where:            The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland

403 SW 10th

Portland, OR 97205

(503) 228-2277