Copyright, Patent, Trademark, and Art Blogs

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Last Friday, I met an attorney who asked me “which blogs do you follow to stay on top of IP (Intellectual Property) law?” My answer started with “hmmmm…..” It was embarrassing. It is not that I have not read any IP law blogs. I just don’t consistently follow them. Of course, one of the best […]

Music Law 101 (CLE): April 28

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Here’s a great opportunity for attorneys to deepen their knowledge of music law: Music Law 101. This all-day continuing legal education (CLE) seminar features several WLA volunteer attorneys. While this is not a WLA-sponsored event, we think many of our attorney members would enjoy this session! Hit the Right Notes With Your Clients Music law […]

Call for Submissions: Gay City Arts Season 2

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WLA Community Partner Gay City Arts seeks proposals for their 2014-2015 Season, “Crossing the Line.” From the announcment: “The Gay City Arts Curating Council is seeking proposals for the 2014-2015 Season: Crossing the Line. We invite LGBTQ artists to present the best of queer performance art in Gay City’s 49 seat fringe theater space, Calamus […]

The U.S. Copyright Office Studying Effectiveness of Music Licensing

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By Jooyoung Koo, Esq. The U.S. Copyright Office has announced that it is studying to evaluate the effectiveness of the existing methods of licensing music.[i] The study will explore current methods and problems within the licensing framework for musical works (basically, compositions) and sound recordings, various distribution platforms, data standards, revenues and investment, and several […]

The Benefits of Copyright Registration

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?!?!?!?! By Jooyoung Koo, Esq. I am a lifelong musician. Since I was five, playing the piano and composing pieces of music have always inspired me. Music has been my own form of self-expression, my way of bringing joy, great solace, and richness to others. Once I create something on sheets of paper, it is […]