Save the Date for GiveBig

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For almost 40 years, Washington Lawyers for the Arts has provided artists with legal services and education. These services are critical to building the business side of their art careers and we are the only legal service program dedicated to the legal issues uniquely impacting artists in Washington. In 2014, we doubled the number of […]

Meet Our 2015 Board Officers

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Washington Lawyers for the Arts is pleased to announce our new officers! Officers were unanimously elected at the November Board meeting, and begin their terms on January 1, 2015. The officers comprise the Board’s Executive Committee. Jeff Nelson will serve as Chair. An attorney with Graham & Dunn PC, Jeff joined the board in early […]

Thanks to Our Members & Supporters

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Sure, the numbers are impressive – in 2014, Washington Lawyers for the Arts: helped twice as many people than the year before more than doubled our membership increased financial support from individuals by 70% so far We’ve helped more people like J-Knee January negotiate rights for their music. And people like photographer Dan Driscoll, who […]

Fund and Done: Avoiding the IP Legal Risks of Crowdfunding Campaigns

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Co-authored by Lucas S. Michels, Attorney at Ironmark Law Group, PLLC and founder and author of The IP Exporter blog, and Mackenzie Stout, recent law school graduate and new member to the Washington State Bar. A few weeks ago, Crowdfund Insider reported that San Francisco based start-up GeneHub (now Catlin Genomics) launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter […]

Street Artists Suing over Copyright Infringements

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In our social media streams, we see a lot of examples of artists claiming their work was stolen by large corporations, without permission, acknowledgment, or credit. The folks over at Brooklyn Street Art have a great piece outlining just three recent cases in which graffiti artists are suing for copyright infringement over pieces allegedly used […]