Fortnightly recap of art world news.
Flickr’s In-House Photo Licensing
“Flickr has announced that it will be offering a new photo licensing system, tied to a number of major news outlets. And while it's exciting that something this big is in the works, there's a lot left unsaid in the announcement, too.” —Tim Barribeau
Read the full story (PopPhoto.com).
Apes and Selfies: The Copyright Predicament
“What if you were an artist who was curious about what would happen if you left a camera with a bunch of monkeys—could you copyright the resulting work? ‘This is a question about how copyright handles conceptual art,’ Sprigman says. ‘I would say that aesthetic theory is pretty deep. And copyright’s aesthetic theory is pretty shallow.’”—Jordan Weissmann
Read the full story (Slate).
Affordable Art Housing in NYC? It’s Good if You Can Get It
“More than 53,000 artists have applied for one of just 89 new units of subsidized living and working space in a former public school on E. 99th Street, organizers announced. Developers for the space, known as El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109 and located between Second and Third avenues, fielded 51,313 online applications via a city website by the July 14 deadline, officials said. That’s on top of more than 2,000 paper applications filed.” —Emilia David
Read the full story (DNAinfo).