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Legal Issues in Comedy

July 25, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Location: Zoom Webinar

A priest, a rabbi, and a comedian walk into a lawyer’s office. The comedian’s jokes got stolen so the priest and rabbi are providing moral support. The lawyer asks, “Whose line was it, anyway?”

This class will provide an overview of common legal topics in comedy, like copyright, defamation, and the right of publicity. Join us on July 25 if you’ve ever wondered whether a joke or a tweet is protectable, how comedians get paid, or if any topic is truly “off-limits” in the world of comedy!

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 and Recording: Participants will receive an email in advance with instructions to access. Please note that this is a live webinar. We are unable to distribute a recording of this presentation if you cannot attend. To view VLA’s library of on-demand videos, click here.


July 25, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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NY United States


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
(212) 319 - 2787
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