Professor Kwall discusses the implications of the recently enacted Visual Artists Rights Act ("VARA"). VARA, the only U.S. statute addressing the issue of moral rights, attempts to protect an artist's personal rights in his own works. Kwall details the effectiveness of the Act in a society that has not traditionally recognized such rights. Professor Kwall examines the many flaws of VARA and supports further legislation to strengthen the protection of artists' moral rights.
Roberta Rosenthal Kwall,
How Fine Art Fares Post VARA,
1 Marq. Intellectual Property L. Rev. 1
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/iplr/vol1/iss1/1