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Intellectual Property Issues in Social Media

August 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Location: Online

Have you ever wondered if social media users have protection over their usernames? Are viral Tik Tok dance challenges protectable? Can someone else use your original photos or retell your original joke for a meme? In this ever evolving digital landscape, where creative works are constantly shared, reposted and recycled, there are countless legal questions relating to intellectual property online.

This class, intended for artists, dancers, musicians, content creators and influencers alike, will answer your questions about intellectual property law and social media. We will discuss the impact of social media on the protection of creative works, the scope of copyright and trademark protection for short phrases and viral trends, and how to protect your original content through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Instructors: VLA Legal Externs

Membership Discount Code: For members, please contact to receive your discount code, which will allow you to view and purchase the ticket.

$5 Students and Artists Over Sixty
$10 VLA Members (Artists and Attorneys)
$15 General Admission

Please note you are not registered until full payment is received.

Webinar Access: Participants will receive an email in advance with instructions to access. For more information on this program, please contact VLA at

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August 4
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


NY United States


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
(212) 319 - 2787