Eric Bjorgum has over 15 years of experience working in intellectual property law and related disputes. He was on the team that obtained a landmark $1.1 million settlement for the destruction of Kent Twitchell’s “Ed Ruscha Monument” in Los Angeles. Since then, he has written several articles on artists’ moral rights (under VARA and CAPA), and continues to advise artists on legal issues. He was actively involved in educating local artists and meeting with them during the drafting of the new mural ordinance. He encourages artists and landowners to understand their rights and work together before a mural begins, so that they can avoid wasteful disputes later.