Karen Sanig, Head of Art Law, has provided a comment to the Art Newspaper on recent update to the European copyright rules. She believes that the new move could be “part of the beginning of regulation of the art market but under the guise of being for the benefit of artists”.
In Karen's words, “if it stifles sales it will not benefit artists, but time will tell. It may mean closer liaison between artists and their representatives to ensure that necessary permissions are obtained before images are used online, which for an artist trying to monitor sales ought to be a positive outcome.”
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