Carter v. Helmsley-Spear, Inc.
Carter v. Helmsley-Spear, Inc., 861 F. Supp. 303 (S.D.N.Y. 1994), rev'd , 71 F.3d 77 (2d Cir. 1995).
In one of the first cases to interpret the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (VARA), which amended the Copyright Act to grant certain moral rights to artists, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a sculpture created in the lobby of a commercial building in New York could be removed by the buildings’ owner without the artists’ authorization because . . . .