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Is It Fair? A Guide to Fair Use for Artists (Continuing Legal Education)

September 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Many visual artists have misconceptions about the impact of copyright law on their artwork. Is it Fair? is designed to enable non-lawyers, as well as lawyers who have limited experience in the subject, to understand how copyright law – with a particular focus on fair use – affects visual art.

In this workshop you will learn:
– What the Prince v. Cariou fair use decision means for your artwork
– How to navigate the changing law to ensure your time is spent creating artwork rather than in court litigating over it
– Whether it is ever ok to incorporate copyrighted material into your artwork
– What you can do if someone has incorporated your work into their own without your permission.

This program will be taught by VLA Executive Director Katie Wagner.

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

Continuing Legal Education Credits: 1.5 Continuing Legal Education credits for attorneys.

$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
$130 Young Associate Members (YAM’s) and Associate Board Members

To register by phone or email, please contact 212.319.2787 x Ext. 10 or registrations@vlany.org.

Please note you are not registered until full payment is received. For attorneys, there are various scholarships available. To view our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines and for more information on how to apply, click here.

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


September 24, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


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Event type
CLE Class
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CLE Class


VLA Auditorium
1 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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