Surveillance Art & Law: Conversnitch, an eavesdropping, livetweeting lamp

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Gathering information through technology is playing an increasingly significant role in national security, law enforcement, domestic relations, and industrial espionage. Information is passed along routinely by millions of people daily through Internet hookups, wi-fi, smartphones and other electronic devices. Some are using cutting edge technological device to achieve a strategic edge to gain whatever they […]

How to Get Paid – November 19, 2014

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You’ve worked hard to get the project and do the work—but how do you make sure you actually get paid for your time and effort? Join us for a brown bag lunch presentation that offers valuable legal strategies to secure payment for your artwork or artistic services and explain the legal remedies available when you […]

Musician’s Legal Mixtape II

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This is Part 2 of my discussion of Joleen Hughes and Mackenzie McAninch’s presentation on the legal aspects of the music business. Be sure to read Part 1. Your Band as a Business Entity In Washington, a band that plays for money is, by default, classified as a general partnership.  General partnerships are a liability […]

Musician’s Legal Mixtape Part I

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Contract. It might as well be a four-letter word. It is a word that makes many cringe. It carries with it connotations of restrictions, requirements, and lawyers in sharp suits. It is probably the last thing that most artists want to deal with. However, entertainment lawyer Joleen Hughes  and talent manager Mackenzie McAninch believe contracts […]

WLA Supports Student Quisney Project

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Washington Lawyers for the Arts primary purpose is to help artists navigate the legal difficulties that accompany creating and sharing art. We support students and all artists in the creation of art that pushes boundaries while respecting the rights of others. Fair use, an area of law where free speech meets copyright, often presents challenging […]