Wednesday 20 February 2013

An examination of protection for opinions on the authenticity of art

Protection From Legal Claims For Opinions About The Authenticity Of Art is the title of an excellent article by Ronald D. Spencer, the author of The Expert Versus the Object: Judging Fakes and False Attributions in the Visual Arts (Oxford University Press, New York 2004), on legal protection for expert opinions on the authenticity of art.

The article examines the nature of the opinion about authenticity to be protected, the problem of art authentication bodies ceasing their authentication activities due to concerns about incurring legal liability for their opinions, and the protection available to experts and their opinions. It is well worth a read.

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