Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Is Gallery Liable for Artist Infringement?
Can a gallery be liable? Yes, galleries, museums, flea markets, swap meets or any other venue where infringing goods are sold can be liable for what is known as either vicarious, contributory or indirect infringement. Although each of these has different standards, the major principle in cases like this and this is that if the venue had knowledge of the infringement and benefited, the owner of venue can be brought to trial.