Submitted by editor on Thu, 22/03/2018 - 12:20

The recent decision in the 5 Pointz case [here] has brought back to centre stage one of the quirks of US copyright law: the right to object to any intentional or grossly negligent destruction of works of recognized stature (US Code, Title 17, 106). As explained by Kat friend Mira Sundara Rajan in a recent commentary of the case [here], this right was introduced by the 1990 Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) under the umbrella doctrine of moral rights (although this right goes beyond what the moral right doctrine traditionally entails).

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