M. Contraband, Esq., the PUNK lawyer/artist

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London 2012 Olympics: Copyright / Trademark crackdown vs. M. Contraband, Esq.

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
M. Contraband, Esq., the PUNK lawyer/artist - 27 Jul 12 Our punk legal advisor offers her thoughts on the London 2012 copyright / trademark crackdown as part of artdesigncafe.com’s "opening ceremony". It’s the London 2012 Olympics opening day. M. Contraband Esq, Punk Lawyer, sips another Americano and checks out Vanessa Barford’s report on the...

Martin Creed shares his copyright angst (2011)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
M. Contraband, Esq., the PUNK lawyer/artist - 09 Oct 11 M. Contraband, Esq. asks the Turner Prize-winning conceptual artist to spill the beans... Martin Creed on copyright: 1 | 2 | 3

Sarah Thornton wins historic malicious falsehood and libel battle against Lynn Barber and the Daily Telegraph (press release) vs. Memorabilia

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
ADC staff, M. Contraband, Esq., the PUNK lawyer/artist - 27 Jul 11 ADP staff; DJ: Billie Ray Martin; Text by Taylor Hampton solicitors, London; M. Contraband, Esq. (interpretive dance) Art Design Publicity at ADC | 27 July 2011An Art Design Publicity musical, visual & conceptual intervention Soft Cell with Cindy Ecstasy....

Writers copyright: Lawyer / artist M. Contraband slaps down the law (2010)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
M. Contraband, Esq., the PUNK lawyer/artist - 27 Oct 10 But will art / design writers ever organize— and collectively take their power back? The following is a little story about writer copyrights and the law by M. Contraband, Esq... Writer copyright: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |...

Damien Hirst et al. diamond skull publicity ft. Bloomberg News (2007)

Art Design Publicity magazine
Roisin Byrne, the theft artist, M. Contraband, Esq., the PUNK lawyer/artist, Yukiko Fujita, D.M. Gray, Kim Min Su (Editor of Art Design Publicity), R.J. Preece (ADP), Rogue Dubai PR guy, L.A. Roka, Secret advisor hiding behind sofa, Sarah J. Thornton - 08 May 10 We prefer the position that the freaky diamond skull was not sold, that the mass & social media channels were "appropriated"—and that the journos, bloggers, the twitterati, etc. and recipients of the message were activated into a Sensational media performance. "...the art form of the 21st...

Michael Landy’s Art Bin at South London Gallery (2010)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
M. Contraband, Esq., the PUNK lawyer/artist - 07 Feb 10 M. Contraband, Esq., who offers pitbull legal advice to artdesigncafe, is also a comic artist utilising legal content. Here she offers her take. Michael Landy’s Art Bin, page 1 | Page 2: Art Bin - legal context | Page 3: Art Bin as...

Slammin with Jeff Koons & Damien Hirst (2009)

Creative Business & Entrepreneurship
M. Contraband, Esq., the PUNK lawyer/artist - 01 Oct 09 Dear Jeff and Damien: our stiletto-wearing legal correspondent, M. Contraband, Esq., is watching your moves in the mosh pit... Slammin with Jeff Koons & Damien Hirst PUNK is about shock and irony and anarchy, and generally treading hard on the toes of those who walk the boring middle line,...