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 and Moses & Singer LLP 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 CLE credit for attorneys. Approved for Non-Transitional and Transitional Attorneys.
David Rabinowitz, Esq., Partner, Moses Singer
David Rabinowitz, Co-Chair of Moses & Singer’s Litigation practice group and a member of its Intellectual Property and Law Firm Management practice groups, has been a partner with the firm since 1985. Rabinowitz has a broad commercial litigation and litigation counseling practice. In the area of intellectual property, he has represented entertainment, sports, and media companies, as well as talent and rights owners on matters concerning contracts and licenses, copyright, trademark and unfair competition, right of publicity, defamation and related free speech issues.
Toby Butterfiled, Esq, Partner, Moses Singer
Toby Butterfield, a Partner in Moses Singer’s Intellectual Property, Entertainment/Media & Technology, and Litigation practice groups, has 25 years of experience litigating and counseling on copyright, trademark, defamation, software and digital media, and commercial matters. His clients include media and entertainment companies, motion picture and theater producers, major brand owners, technology companies, and designers of luxury goods.
Three-Part Workshop Series: Legal Matters in Art: Copyright Essentials is the first workshop in VLA’s Three-Part Series: Legal Matters in Art. Although not required, we encourage you to join us for all three workshops to get a full overview of the most important legal issues for artists. To register and learn more, click here.