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Ninth Circuit Draws Fine Line Around Fine Art Resale Royalties

In a partial victory for artists such as Chuck Close and the Sam Francis Foundation—and for other visual artists who sold early works for rent money before establishing their name and value—the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals...more

Senate Confirms CFPB Chairman — Scrutiny of Lenders' Business Practices Go Under the Microscope

Those that anticipated a dramatic Supreme Court confrontation over the legitimacy of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and perhaps a nullification of all of the nascent agency's...more

CFPB Criminal Referral

In what he called "a harbinger of an especially potent partnership," Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced Tuesday the filing of criminal charges against a New York debt settlement firm...more

5/9/2013  /  CFPB , Criminal Prosecution

Consumer Debt Collectors Join the Federally Supervised Community

For the consumer debt collection industry, the federal regulators have arrived. In February 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) began supervising roughly 175 large consumer debt collectors, defined as those...more

Publish or Perish: Sony Releases Compilation of 50-Year-Old Bob Dylan Bootlegs to Comply with EU Directive

Exploiting a recent European Union Directive extending the term of copyright for sound recordings, Sony released an 86-track collection of Bob Dylan recordings, including studio outtakes and live recordings from 1962-63....more

2/11/2013  /  Copyright , EU , Music , Sony

CFPB Flexes Its Muscles

Fiscal year 2013 has begun for the U.S. government, and nowhere is that more important than for the young agency the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In 2013, the CFPB's enforcement budget alone (Supervision,...more

11/26/2012  /  CFPB

Fifty Shades of Gray Market Artwork

Droit moral – the legal doctrine that grants artists a moral right to dictate certain treatment of their artwork even after sale – has a firm foundation in European law and elsewhere, but has never found much support in U.S....more

11/20/2012
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