Copyright law, designs law, and the protection of public art and works on public display
Kingsbury, A. (2007). Copyright law, designs law, and the protection of public art and works on public display. Waikato Law Review, 15, 78-94.
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Artworks, designs and architectural forms situated in public places implicate a number of interests. There is a public interest, which arises simply by virtue of situating a work in a public place. More broadly, there is a public interest that arises from the public investment in the work – investment both in terms of money and investment in terms of meaning as people identify with and relate to a particular work. Public works can become important to individuals as landmarks, icons, or locations for significant public or personal events.
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