The SciTech Lawyer, Winter 2018: Art Law



Science & Engineering

Rendering Authenticity of Artworks Nonjusticiable through Science and Technology

A positive legal conclusion that an artwork is an authentic work created by the attributed artist will turn on competing opinions about what is ultimately a subjective question based on applying a factually imperfect evidentiary burden of proof. Only science and technology can solve this problem, assuming that science and technology can take the question to absolute zero and render it nonjusticiable.

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