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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2102: Art and Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Books, chapters, and articles

Beilstein S, Permissions: A Survival Guide, Blunt Talk about Art as Intellectual Property (2006)

Gerstenblith P, Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Law (2012)

Kaplan S, ‘Technoheritage’ (2017) 105 California Law Review 1111

Krews C, ‘Museum Policies and Art Images: Conflicting Objective and Copyright Overreaching’ (2012) 22 Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal 795

Lessig L, Remix: Making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy (2008)

Op den Kamp C and Hunter S, A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects (2018)

Sanderhoff M, Sharing is Caring (2014)

Schubert K and McClean D, Dear Images: Art, Copyright and Culture

Stokes S, Art and Copyright (2012)

Teilmann-Lock S, The Object of Copyright: A Conceptual History of Originals and Copies in Literature, Art and Design (Routledge 2016)

Wallace A and Deazley R, Display At Your Own Risk: An experimental investigation of digital cultural heritage (2016)

Won Yin Wong W, Van Gogh on Demand: China and the Readymade (2013)


Audiovisual reources

Banksy, Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

Don Argott, The Art of the Steal (2009), Mona Lisa Smile (2017)

99% Invisible, No. 225: ‘Photo Credit: Negatives of the Bauhaus’ (2016)

The Artsy Podcast, No. 32: ‘The Law Shaking Up The Art World’ (2017)