Businesses and Professions

Works of Art – Artists' Rights

SECTION 5-62-4

§ 5-62-4. Artists' authorship rights.

(a) Except as limited by § 5-62-5, the artist shall retain at all times the right to claim authorship, or, for just and valid reason, to disclaim authorship of his or her work of fine art. The right to claim authorship shall include the right of the artist to have his or her name appear on or in connection with the work of fine art as the artist. Just and valid reason for disclaiming authorship shall include that the work of fine art has been altered, defaced, mutilated, or modified other than by the artist, without the artist's consent, and damage to the artist's reputation is reasonably likely to result or has resulted from this.

(b) The rights created by this section shall exist in addition to any other rights and duties which may now or in the future be applicable.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1987, ch. 566, § 1.)