As a photographer and Patent Attorney with a background in marketing, Steve has a unique perspective on art, law and business. He is currently serving as the VP of Product Innovation at Orangenius, where he hopes that his many interactions with the various members of the Orangenius community will provide lots of important material for Artrepreneur. You can find his photogrphy at Orangenius.com or through Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in NYC.
Copyright duration keeps getting longer, primarily due to Disney wanting to keep Mickey Mouse under copyright protection. Here's how they did it.
Every creative professional with an online presence should employ an SEO strategy to reach a broader audience. Here, we outline SEO for artists, and offer some tactical advice for getting your work discovered online.
Sharing, posting, and distributing your work online is easier than ever - but often times, visual artists find themselves dealing with online piracy issues as a result of that practice. Initiating a copyright registration routine can curb the unlawful...
Every artist or photographer should use a licensing agreement when contracted to create new work. Download your free licensing agreement here.
As Facebook's online content moderation policies come under fire, we review creative platform Orangenius' policy on nudity in art.
NYFA's 'Artist as Entrepreneur' program is a powerful resource for art entrepreneurs. Here's how the program can benefit your art business.
Launching your own art startup can be scary. Here are a few tips and online resources that may help.
Artists, photographers, designers, or anyone who starts a business to sell their creativity is an artrepreneur. Yet, ask most art artrepreneur’s for a 24-month Pro Forma Cash Flow Report, and you will probably receive a blank uncomprehending stare as if...
The term “starving artist” has long been part of our lexicon, signifying the significant struggle artists face bringing their creative work to market. For the lucky few that survive until they have paid their dues, the career can be...
A good marketing strategy can help grow a business if done well. Let Seth Godin show you how to be a modern marketer in his skillshare video series.
About 375,000 visual artists claim to be self-employed yet many don't realize that their personal assets can be at risk. Find out how opening a corporation can help protect you.
Fine art Photographer Arne Svenson spent a year secretly taking photos of the Fosters, a family living across the street from his home. Does the Foster's Right to Privacy outweigh Svenson's Freedom of Expression?
Obtaining music licensing rights for videos is difficult but those that don't receive them are putting themselves and their customers at risk of a copyright infringement lawsuit.
Nicole MartinezFind out how the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) protects public works, like street art, from being altered or destroyed by private land owners. […]
Nicole MartinezMost art galleries participate in art fairs throughout the year. Many of those fairs are international, such as Art Basel Switzerland or the Hong International Art Fair. International art fairs are an excellent way to position your gallery in front of an international audience and capture a new clientele. They are also an incredibly costly endeavor, […]
Steve SchlackmanWhile forgeries in the online art market are prevalent, art forgeries in the general art market are hardly rare. Art Law Journal reviews what collectors should watch out for, including provenance and appropriate documentation. […]
Chris ReedRecently, Google warned of new methods to remove watermarks online. However, those that do so face larger consequences under DMCA laws. Art Law Journal breaks it down. […]
Steve SchlackmanTake these two commonly heard phrases: “I need to copyright my slogan,” or “I want to patent my new idea.” Do you know why they are wrong? We break down the differences between IP laws. […]
Steve SchlackmanWe previously discussed how owning an original fine art painting, doesn’t provide the same level of ownership as other physical items. In particular, we examined the actions of our hypothetical Executive and how his various uses of an oil painting may have violated the right of the artist. The Executive, with his lack of understanding […]
Steve SchlackmanRegistering your work with the U.S. Copyright Office is the most effective way to ensure you'll be fairly compensated should your work be used without your permission. […]
Chris ReedMotivated by an upward trend in law enforcement overreach, more and more citizens are wondering whether the First Amendment protects their right to record videos of police activity. […]
Steve SchlackmanIf you want to register a trademark for products you haven't made yet but are planning to in the near future, you can submit an “intent to use” application. Art Law Journal breaks down the process. […]