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FAIR USE:  THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FREE EXPRESSION AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Please join WLA and the Dramatists Guild for: FAIR USE:  THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FREE EXPRESSION AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT Sunday, May 15, 2016 4:30 – 6:30 PM The Fifth Avenue Theatre, Seattle (Studio E) In the American legal system there is an inherent tension between Free Expression and Copyright, and that tension is resolved by the concept of “Fair Use”. But the line separating …

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Federal Taxes with Neil Sussman – March 14, 2016

Depreciation, capital gains, deductions, W-2s, 1099s! Having trouble keeping track of it all? Neil Sussman’s popular tax workshop is back to guide artists and their attorneys through yet another season of gains, losses, formulas and forms. Learn all the basics you need, plus special tips and what’s new for your 2015 tax return. Designed specifically to address the arts and …

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WA State Tax Fundamentals – January 27th, 2016

With the new year coming, taxes are always just around the corner! Be ready and reduce your anxiety by attending our State Tax workshop! In this workshop, we’ll review Washington State business taxes including Business & Occupations (B&O), Sales, Use, Personal Property, and a few others that artists should be aware of. We’ll highlight filing methods and record-keeping tips, pointing you to other resources …

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Sign Here Please: Contract Law Basics for Artists & the Lawyers that Represent Them – December 15th, 2015

Contracts are a necessary part of any business transaction undertaken by artists.  In this workshop, Sign Here, Please: Contract Law Basics for Artists and the Lawyers that Represent Them, transactional and art lawyer, Alison Ivey, will walk you through the basics of contract law including an explanation of fundamental contract terms and an overview of key principals surrounding contract formation …

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Intellectual Property Fundamentals for Artists – December 14th, 2015

We’re pleased to present the Intellectual Property Fundamentals workshop with Jen Frankel Hurley. Whether you’re an artist, or attorney serving clients in creative professions, you will leave this 90-minute workshop with a better understanding of how to protect creative work.     Key points will include: the law as it relates to your work the differences between copyrights, trademarks and …

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WLA’s Robert C. Cumbow Brio Award to Mark Wittow

Mark H. Wittow to recieve WLA’s Annual Brio Award! Seattle, WA – Washington Lawyers for the Arts would like to announce Mark H. Wittow, from K&L Gates, as the award winner of 2015’s Robert C. Cumbow Brio Award for his volunteer services with WLA, as well as his dedication in helping artists with legal matters in intellectual property. Mark has …

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Art Law Institute – December 1, 2015

WLA’s Art Law Institute returns, our biggest and most popular education program. We invite both lawyers and artists the opportunity to participate in a full day legal education seminar involving training on topics of trademark, copyright and personality rights, ethics in representing artists and art institutes, and a panel discussion on film and law. Featuring talks and panel discussions by: …

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Member Appreciation Night – November 19th, 2015

 

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Intellectual Property Fundamentals for Artists – September 15th, 2015

We’re pleased to present the Intellectual Property Fundamentals workshop with attorney speakers Mike Meints, Jordan Rood and Lindsey Burt. Whether you’re an artist, or attorney serving clients in creative professions, you will leave this 90-minute workshop with a better understanding of how to protect creative work.   Key points will include: the law as it relates to your work the differences …

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Laying a Solid Foundation: Business Law Fundamentals for Artists- August 25th, 2015

  Whether you are thinking about starting your first business or are a seasoned, serial entrepreneur, a thorough understanding of how to setup and structure your business will maximize the potential of your venture. In Laying a Solid Foundation: Business Law Fundamentals for Artists, business attorneys Tolis Dimopoulos and Mike Meints will take you through a whirlwind seminar of legal issues …

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