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Kimberly Almazan comments on iconic 5Pointz art litigation ruling

26 February 2020 | Applicable law: US

Special Counsel Kim Almazan was quoted in the article, “3 Things To Know About 2nd Circ.'s Big Graffiti Ruling,” which was published by Law360.

In this article, the recent Second Circuit’s ruling on the destruction of the New York City graffiti space known as 5Pointz noted that a developer willfully violated the Visual Artists Rights Act in 2013 when he whitewashed the Queens "graffiti mecca, is a landmark ruling on a little-used statute aimed at protecting works of art.

She was quoted as saying "There aren't a lot of these cases that are filed, and even fewer go to trial. This really gives plaintiffs a roadmap for future cases, which is a big deal." And goes on to say "There are many different types of art, and people are starting to recognize that a lot of these pieces have value. Whether they're temporary or not, they're important, and this was a huge step forward for graffiti artists."

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