This is part of the Iowa Innovation, Business, and Law Center's Fall 2022 Speaker Series, From Antiquities to Warhol: Exploring the Intersection of Art and Law.
After years of resistance, Congress passed the Visual Artists’ Rights Act (VARA), which provided a limited set of moral rights for a limited subset of artists. Contrary to its usual purpose but congruent with our general copyright scheme, Congress turned moral rights into a reflection of economic market realties. In so doing, VARA imports discrimination embedded in the art market to determine who can assert a moral rights violation.
Jasmine Abdel-khalik is a Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where her research and teaching interests include trademarks, business torts, copyright, and contracts. Most recently, she has examined how intellectual property doctrine may reentrech existing stereotypes and biases as well as the intersect of intellectual property laws and protection of speech. Professor Abdel-khalik has been honored to receive several teaching awards at UMKC as well awards recognizing her research. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Abdel-khalik was a practicing attorney in Chicago, Illinois, initially with Baker & McKenzie and then with Freeborn & Peters. A Florida native, Professor Abdel-khalik earned her B.A. from Cornell University in 1997 and her J.D. from the University of Michigan in 2000.
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