Sarah Conley Odenkirk Elected to Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Board

May 10, 2023 – Sarah Conley Odenkirk, co-head of the firm’s Art Law practice group, has been elected to the board of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Sarah joins a diverse group of artists, curators, museum directors, scholars and arts professionals nationwide. Sarah has a core practice in fine art, public art, blockchain technology, A.I., and

AI-Faked Drake, The Weeknd Song Amps Music Industry’s IP Alarm

Drake, The Weeknd, and other artists’ best bet to stop AI-generated vocal imitators under right of publicity laws—which generally protect one’s name, image, and likeness from being exploited without permission—attorneys said. But unlike copyright and trademark law, the right of publicity is based entirely on state laws. Some like New York and California provide explicit

AI Trends and Developments

Generative Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) platforms allow anyone to create artwork from the complex to the beautiful and bizarre by typing a text “prompt.” The rising popularity and use of such platforms have not only generated images, but controversy involving complex legal and ethical gray areas. Nancy Wolff, Scott Sholder, and Elizabeth Safran provide an overview

About Those NFTs…Can We Talk?

Nancy Wolff and Sarah Odenkirk recently published an article in ABA’s Landslide Magazine: Non-Fungible Tokens (“NFTs”) may be used to manage intellectual property rights but must include clearly articulated governance and ownership parameters. Co-Heads of CDAS’s Art Law Team, Nancy Wolff and Sarah Odenkirk, provide practical guidance to understanding what rights can be licensed, what

CDAS Names New Co-Head of Entertainment and New LA Office Heads; Promotes a Partner; and Increases Focus on Art Law Practice

CDAS is pleased to announce a new co-head of the firm’s entertainment practice, new co-heads of the firm’s Los Angeles office, a partner promotion, and further development of the art law group.   Frederick P. Bimbler (Fred) is joined by Caitlin S. DiMotta in heading up the firm’s entertainment practice. With almost 30 years’ experience

CDAS Represents teamLab

Can You Copyright That? CDAS Attorneys Scott Sholder, Benjamin Halperin, Nancy Wolff, & CeCe Cole are representing Japanese art collective, teamLab who is suing a Los Angeles museum for allegedly copying its Instagram-friendly art installations.  

SDNY Judge Dismisses “Hustlers” Invasion of Privacy and Defamation Claims

In an opinion rife with references to adult entertainment and drugs, a judge in the Southern District of New York recently dismissed an invasion of privacy and defamation case over a plaintiff’s apparent depiction in the 2019 film “Hustlers.”  See Barbash v. STX Financing, LLC, Case No. 1:20-cv-00123-DLC (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 10, 2020).  For the uninitiated,

“A Secret Love,” from CDAS client Blumhouse, Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

Blumhouse’s bittersweet documentary “A Secret Love” premiered today on Netflix to rave reviews. Simon Pulman represented Blumhouse in its deal with the filmmakers, Briana Hill was involved in the film’s financing, and Calvin Mohammadi and Simon represented Blumhouse in its deal with Netflix. Watch the trailer here.