Drawing in Permanent Ink: A Look at Copyright in Tattoos in the United States
26 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2005 Last revised: 21 May 2010
Date Written: April 15, 2005
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.
Keywords: copyright, tattoo, VARA, ink, Rasheed Wallace
JEL Classification: K00, K39
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