Artist Sues NRA for Using Chicago’s ‘Bean’ Sculpture in video

June 21, 2018

  • June 22, 2018 at 8:37 am
    David says:
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    This is meritless. Everyone knows that anything meant to be seen from a public street can be photographed (or filmed) from that public street and reproduced in still or moving pictures.
    In addition, the NRA has no “hateful ideology”. They support the people having a right guaranteed to them in the Bill of Rights. Since it is impossible to show any “Hateful Ideology”, this artist has opened himself up to a libel suit if the NRA wished to be… hateful.

  • June 22, 2018 at 10:40 am
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  • June 22, 2018 at 1:31 pm
    Questionning says:
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    Why do I think both of your comments would have a completely different direction if the artist was suing Planned Parenthood ?

    • June 22, 2018 at 2:01 pm
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      • June 22, 2018 at 2:32 pm
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        JUNE 21, 2018 AT 3:13 PM
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        Right. Now that’s a leap of logic only a pothead could make . . .

      • June 22, 2018 at 4:51 pm
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        Planned Parenthood does so much good and provides care to so many that need it. They have saved millions of lives with preventive medicine, and testing. Including my own. I understand that you are against a womans choice. I am against guns. But I at least respect your right to own one even though it’s sole purpose is to do the one thing you detest…..take life away.

    • June 25, 2018 at 8:31 pm
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      @Questioning: You would think the comments were different because they would have merit.

  • June 22, 2018 at 1:58 pm
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    Really, Like that’s ever going to happen.

  • June 22, 2018 at 2:10 pm
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    It’s actually not merit-less. Just because you can see it in public doesn’t mean anyone has the right to reproduce it. This is basic copyright law. Taking photos for personal use are one thing, but producing a video and/or monetizing off of it is different.

    Along with his suit by Queen for using Pressure, Vanilla Ice was also sued by an artist, Brad Smith, for using a mural in the Ice Ice Baby video. The mural was painted in Dallas and was the backdrop for part of the video. Smith sued and reached a settlement with Vanilla ice (Robert Van Winkle). We talked about that case in law school. It was pretty interesting. This is pretty much the same thing. The NRA used it in an advertisement. My prediction is they’ll have to pay. Will certainly be interesting to see how it plays out.

  • June 22, 2018 at 4:53 pm
    Rosenblatt says:
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    Uhh, folks … regardless of your beliefs about the NRA & the 2nd Amendment, or Planned Parenthood & abortions, or your political ideologies, are you all ignoring this:

    “Tourists are allowed to photograph the sculpture, but Kapoor said he owns the copyright to commercial images and didn’t give the NRA permission to use it.

    Put aside who used the images or why … the owner owns copyright rights for commercial use of his product and a company didn’t get his permission to use it for those purposes!!

  • June 22, 2018 at 9:23 pm
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    So I assume you second amendment purists all belong to a well regulated militia? And since we are talking rights here, what about my right to be free of your religious beliefs…the soul enters the fetus at the moment of conception? You want your right to kill creatures if not fellow citizens, but I don’t have any say in my reproduction? And you are so right…people kill people…but guns make it so much easier and waymore convenient than say a messy knife.
    I love it when you all spout fifth hand information from NRA constitutional scholars…and I do use the term loosely. Poll after poll after poll shows that the people want sensible gun laws with ALL sellers licensed, all buyers checked out, and no automatic rifles, bump stocks or large capacity magazines. But the NRA won’t even accept that. Why don’t the 85% of NRA members that support such laws vote out the idealogues and get with the populace? Why?

  • June 26, 2018 at 9:45 am
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    And in other news today…………



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