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Is It Fair? A Guide to Fair Use in Art (Continuing Legal Education)

October 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Is it Fair? A Guide to Fair Use in Art (1.5 Continuing Legal Education credits)

When: Monday, October 22nd, 5 – 6:30 PM
Where: VLA, 1 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022


Are you a visual artist wondering if and when you can incorporate copyrighted material into your artwork? There are certain circumstances where the limited, “fair use” of copyrighted material may be permitted. Join us on October 22nd as we delve into important copyright issues such as infringement, the fair use defense, and other related topics.

This class is the second workshop of VLA’s Workshop Series: Legal and Business Issues in Art, which is aimed at providing artists and attorneys with fundamental and practical knowledge of key areas in art law. Through understanding principles of copyright and contract law, you’ll be better equipped to understand the marketplace value of your work and make a living doing what you love.

This class is taught by VLA’s Executive Director Katie Wagner.

After this class, we hope you will join us for Part III of the Workshop Series License It, where we will discuss issues related to licensing creative work.

Membership Discount Code:

*For members, please contact 212.319.2787 ext. 10 or registrations@vlany.org to receive your discount code, which will allow you to access and purchase your ticket.

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.

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

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


$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)


October 22, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


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New York, NY 10022 United States
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