Freedom of Artistic Expression

Essays on Culture and Legal Censure

By Paul Kearns

Freedom of Artistic Expression presents a unique and comprehensive examination of the human rights and moral rights of artists. In what is arguably the first exhaustive book-length account of artists' rights, author Paul Kearns explores the problems associated with censorship, both from philosophical and legal perspectives, and focuses on the various ways in which the morality of art is legally regulated in different jurisdictions. US law, English law, French law, the law of the European Convention on Human Rights, EU law, and public international law are all closely scrutinized to discover the extent to which they offer protection for artistic freedom. Kearns also examines domestic and international law in respect to artists' moral rights, the law of copyright, and related laws. In short, the book provides an original, and sometimes controversial, analysis of persistent concerns regarding the legal regulation of the arts universally, doctrinally, and theoretically, and it offers an holistic treatment which will appeal to art lawyers, artists, and those interested in the future of the arts.

260 pages

Publication Date: 10/10/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781841130804