Art law

US groups urge fast broadband for all as online plans threaten access to art

Proposed “two-tier” internet could leave artists with inadequate technology, while wealthy content providers get super-fast connections

Published online: 16 September 2014

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Klimt foundation promises a 'fair and just agreement' for portrait sitter’s heir

Move comes after an independent legal team found the painting to be Nazi loot

Published online: 11 September 2014

A hit and a miss in two restitution cases

French legal body rejects one claim while an Australian museum agrees to return a work to Jewish heirs

Published online: 19 August 2014

LaChapelle’s ‘monster’ legal battle with former dealer

Parties expected to enter into settlement talks

Published online: 18 August 2014

Rauschenberg Foundation fights decision on trustee fees

The artist’s foundation will appeal judge’s $24.6m award to trustees

Published online: 14 August 2014

German art adviser’s companies bankrupt

Three of Helge Achenbach’s firms are found to be insolvent

Published online: 14 August 2014

 

Giving back

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement estimates that, in the past six years alone, it has returned more than 6,600 looted artefacts...