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Copyright Basics

August 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

As a creator and artist, your intellectual property is one of your most valuable assets, though it’s probably also one of the most misunderstood. Through this course, you will learn the basics of copyright law, what is does and does not cover, issues in copyright ownership, and steps you can take to prevent (or address) copyright infringement of your work. If you’ve ever wondered what it means to share copyright with a co-author, if you should register your copyrights, or whether you can protect an artistic method, this class is for you!

This program will be taught by VLA Staff Attorney Laura Levin-Dando.

When: Thursday, August 8th, 5 – 6:30 PM

Where: VLA Auditorium, 1 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022


$25 Full-Time Student (student must present proof of full-time status with registration)
$25 Artists Over Sixty
$35 Arts Professional VLA Member
$55 Arts Professional Non-Member
$85 Legal Professional VLA Member
$110 Legal Professional Non-Member
$55 Young Associate Members (YAM’s) and Associate Board Members

Membership Discount Code:

For members, please contact 212.319.2787 ext. 10 or registrations@vlany.org to receive a membership discount code.

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.

On-Time Arrival:

Please arrive on time for the class. Registrants who arrive more than 20 minutes late may not be permitted to enter the class.

For more information on this program, please contact VLA at registrations@vlany.org or 212.319.2787 x 10.


August 8, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


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