In 2015, a suit known as Reif v. Nagy was filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court Commercial Division over the rightful ownership of two Egon Schiele paintings that were allegedly stolen by the Nazis. The suit commenced after the two paintings were spotted at a 2015 art show exhibit run by Richard Nagy, a London-based art dealer. The plaintiffs included the heirs of Fritz Grünbaum, a Jewish...Read More
The U.S. Copyright Office recently rejected a second request for copyright protection on a work of art created through artificial intelligence (“AI”). Steven Thaler is a self-proclaimed AI pioneer and creator of the artificial intelligence program called the “Creativity Machine.” In essence, the Machine uses a computer algorithm to generate images with little to no human interaction.