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Copyright 101 (CLE)

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

As an artist, it is essential for you to understand your rights in your creations, and what to do if you believe those rights have been violated. Whether or not art is your livelihood, you should take the steps necessary to protect your ownership rights in your work.

Join VLA for the basics of copyright law. “COPYRIGHT 101” is an introduction to U.S. copyright law for non-copyright lawyers (and non-lawyers). In an hour, it covers the following basic and timely subjects:

1. What is copyright?

2. What is copyrightable?

3. How do you get a copyright?

4. What remedies are there for copyright infringement?

5. What exceptions and limitations are there on copyright rights?

6. What is fair use and what is the most recent word from the Supreme Court about fair use?

7. Copyright on the Internet and a word about AI.

Continuing Legal Education: 1 Professional Practice CLE credit for attorneys. Approved for Non-Transitional and Transitional Attorneys.


Katie Wagner, Esq., VLA Executive Director


For members, please email registrations@vlany.org to receive your special discount code, which will allow you to access and purchase your discounted ticket.

  • $25 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)
  • $25 Artists Over Sixty
  • $35 Arts Professional VLA Member
  • $55 Arts Professional Non-Member
  • $150 Legal Professional VLA Member
  • $200 Legal Professional Non-Member
  • $100 Young Associate Members (YAM’s)

Please note that if you wish to receive CLE credit, you must purchase an attorney ticket (Legal Professional Non-Member or Legal Professional Member).

Refund Policy: All registration fees are non-refundable. Instructors are subject to change and no refunds will be given in the event that there is a substitution of the instructor.

Zoom Access: Participants will receive an email in advance with instructions to access the webinar. Please note that this is a live webinar. We are unable to distribute a recording of this presentation.


You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link within an hour of registration, as well as an email the day of the class containing any materials. If you do not see these emails, please check your spam folder before reaching out to registrations@vlany.org.


August 6
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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