Drawing a Line in the Sand: Copyright Law and New Museums

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Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, Vol: 13, Page: 463

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Carpenter, Megan M.
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This piece explores efforts by museums and galleries to enhance user experience (and increase attendance) using technology to create interactive and engaging exhibitions, and considers the copyright implications of this 'participatory museum" movement. From the derivative rights provisions in the Copyright Act to the Visual Artists' Rights Act, where do the artist's rights stop and the museum's obligations begin, and how is the public's interest best served?