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WLA40: THANK YOU!

On October 6th, 2016, we welcomed over 100 supporters, colleagues, volunteers and friends to the Columbia Tower Club to help us ring in our 40th year! We want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting one of the only non-profit organizations in Washington dedicated to bridging the gap between the Washington arts and legal communities. Thank you for your support, enthusiasm …

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ART LAW INSTITUTE- Monday, December 5, 2016

We invite both lawyers and artists the opportunity to participate in a full day legal education semi-nar. Art Law Institute includes 4.5 CLE credits, and 1 CLE credit in ethics. Please arrive at 15 minutes prior to event. For directions please visit www.perkinscoie.com. Copyright | Trademark | Fair Use | Ethics | Publicity Rights $300 attorneys / $50 artists & …

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IP FUNDAMENTALS FOR ARTISTS – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016

We’re pleased to present the Intellectual Property Fundamentals workshop with attorneys Aaron Hendelman and Mark S. Warnick. Whether you’re an artist or an attorney serving clients in creative professions, you’ll leave this 90-minute workshop with a better understanding of IP law and how to protect creative works.  Key points will include: Basics of trademark, copyright and domain law Important issues …

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YOU’RE INVITED: WLA Celebrates 40th Anniversary!

  This year, we are proud to celebrate 40 years of fulfilling our mission! As the only non-profit organization in Washington dedicated to bridging the gap between the Washington arts and legal communities, the WLA provides tools and resources so artists and art organizations are better able to handle the legal and business aspects of their careers. Join us to …

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Protect & Preserve: Estate Planning Primer for Artists – September 14, 2016

What will happen to your artwork when you pass away? Who will take care of the works you created and collected during your lifetime? Would you like your family to keep your artwork, or donate it to a museum, or sell the works to interested buyers? While every responsible person should have an estate plan to distribute their belongings upon …

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This is a Public Broadcast: Art & Artists in the Public Domain – September 28, 2016

  What can an artist expect when presented with a public art contract? How might a contract with a foreign governmental entity, or for a temporary installation, differ from a domestic sale or permanent installation?  What provisions should the artist review carefully when negotiating the responsibilities of each party?   You’ll leave this workshop with in depth knowledge of contractual considerations for …

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Laying a Solid Foundation: Business Law for Artists August 4, 2016

Whether you are a sole proprietor or an officer of a corporation, a thorough understanding of how to setup and structure your business will help maximize your potential for success. In Laying a Solid Foundation: Business Law for Artists, we will take you through a whirlwind seminar of legal issues in setting up and operating your business. You will leave …

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QUIT USIN’ MY STUFF: Fair Use or Infringement? – June 29, 2016

What is classic fair use? If you have ever wondered how the world of copyright law intersects with the arts, come join us at WLA’s June workshop! We will be discussing copyright fair use and its impact on artists and the arts community. You need to know this! ABOUT OUR PRESENTER Zahr Said is an Associate Professor of Law at University of Washington. DATE AND TIME Wednesday, June …

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Manage Your Music: Licensing 101 with Lara Lavi-May 17, 2016

Do you have questions or ongoing issues with music licensing? We have a great opportunity for you to get informed on your lunch break! In this workshop, presenter Lara Lavi will provide an in-depth discussion of the recent changes in music licensing and how to promote and protect your work as an independent musician. The workshop will provide clear, concise …

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FAIR USE:  THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FREE EXPRESSION AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT-May 15, 2016

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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