Puerto Rico District Court Deems Artwork Advertisements and Not Protected by VARA

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In Rivera v. Mendez and Co., plaintiff asserted claims for copyright infringement under the Copyright Act, and moral rights violations under the Visual Artists Rights Act (“VARA”) and Puerto Rico Intellectual Property Activ (“PRIPA”). Defendants' motion to dismiss plaintiff's moral rights claims was granted by the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. The plaintiff's copyright infringement claims remain under consideration.

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