Browsing All Posts filed under »Intangible Cultural Property«

Intellectual Property in Art Law: A TeleConference With Dowd (Today!!)

June 5, 2013


Raymond Dowd will interview Alexandra Darraby today at noon EST in a live teleconference. From WestLegalEdCenter: Ray Dowd, author of West’s Copyright Litigation Handbook, and partner at Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City   interviews Alexandra Darraby, author of West’s Art, Artifact, Architecture & Museum Law Volumes 1 & 2, and Principal in […]

Israel’s Olympic Mascot Ruled Copyright Violation

February 21, 2012


The Tel Aviv District Court has ordered the Olympic Committee of Israel (OCI) to discontinue use of its cactus-shaped mascot due to its similarity to a 1970’s Israeli Educational Television character, “Kishkashta.” Educational TV sued OCI alleging copyright infringement. The court awarded Educational TV attorneys fees but no compensation, finding that the character had not […]

UNESCO Removes Neo-Nazi Dance from Intangible Cultural Heritage List

January 24, 2012


The sudden removal of Viennese balls from UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list is the result of a review by an Austrian commission group, stating the ball has links to far-right politics. The commission alleged that far-right groups and politicians such as neo-Nazis dominate the annual Ball des Wiener Korporations Ringes (WKR) Ball. The ball, which […]

Wampanoag File Suit to Stop Wind Farm in Nantucket Sound

July 13, 2011


The Wampanoag tribe has finally delivered on their long threatened lawsuit against the Department of the Interior, in an attempt to stop construction of Cape Wind in Nantucket Sound. The Wampanoag filed a complaint in the US District Court on July 6, alleging that construction of the 130-turbine offshore wind farm would be in violation […]

The Intersection Between Native American Law and Intellectual Property

January 5, 2011


Robert J. Miller of Lewis & Clark Law School has written a timely and informative piece, American Indian and Tribal Intellectual Property Rights, published in the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property.  It’s refreshingly concise, and covers: The Indian Arts & Crafts Act (1935), Protection of tribal names (i.e., Crazy Horse), and Use of […]

Online Classes in International Heritage Studies

December 20, 2010


The UMass Amherst Center for Heritage and Society is offering an International Heritage Online Studies Program for advanced students and for career development for heritage professionals.  They’ve recently announced the online classes they’re offering for the Spring semester, and they look great.  I am particularly intrigued by this one: Safeguarding Intangible Heritage (ANTHRO 597SI) Instructor: […]

Cultural Property Law on November 1, 2010: Geomungos, Mummy Mail, and a Million Dollar Bird

November 1, 2010


Extra! Extra! Read all about it! A commercial salvage diver in Florida pulled up a 77 gram, 22 karat golden bird dated to 1715 and worth nearly $1 million. (Wowzas!) A new development in the Tomb of the Patriarchs story that we’ve been following: UNESCO is trying to protect the heritage sites in occupied Palestine […]