Thursday, May 6, 2010

Legal Commentary: Art?

Isaac over at the newly-revamped Parabasis-machine spots an upcoming case before the Supreme Court that will hinge over whether video games are art.

In response, I wanted to look up the legal definition of art. I couldn't find one. I looked up the cases that I felt touched on it -- NEA v. Finley, for instance -- and I found very little on the subject. Has anyone ever spotted a legal test for "art," or is it a "I know it when I see it" issue?