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Visual Artists Rights Act

"Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) covers limited, fine art categories of "works of visual art": paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, still photographs produced for exhibition. Within this group, only single copies or signed and numbered limited editions of 200 or less are actually protected."

- Harvard Law Guide to Visual Artists Rights Act 


"In the visual arts, appropriation is the intentional borrowing, copying, and alteration of preexisting images and objects."

- MoMA Glossary of Art Terms

Fair Use

"Artists may invoke fair use to incorporate copyrighted material into new artworks in any medium, subject to certain limitations." 

- College Art Association,The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use in the Visual Arts