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Drawing in Permanent Ink: A Look at Copyright in Tattoos in the United States


Jordan S. Hatcher


jordanhatcher.com

April 15, 2005


Abstract:     
Given recent instances of lawsuits over copyright in tattoos, this paper examines the implications that come along with granting intellectual property rights in art that is permanently placed on the human body. Because evidence suggests that the tattoo industry has not previously taken into account copyright law, this paper suggests some specific changes for the industry.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: copyright, tattoo, VARA, ink, Rasheed Wallace

JEL Classification: K00, K39

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Date posted: October 11, 2005 ; Last revised: May 21, 2010

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Hatcher, Jordan S., Drawing in Permanent Ink: A Look at Copyright in Tattoos in the United States (April 15, 2005). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=815116 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.815116

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