WLA Lands New Executive Director, Allison Durazzi

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Washington Lawyers for the Arts is thrilled to announce the hiring of Allison Durazzi as the new Executive Director of the organization. Allison has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, in both legal and arts organizations. Her work with the Washington State Access to Justice Board focused on developing and implementing statewide policies and initiatives […]

Discussion of the DMCA (Part 1): An Introduction to Locks and Harbors

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(This is the first article in a multi-part series on the DMCA. Stay tuned for more details next week.)  Locks only stop your friends. Likewise, the technological restrictions (aka “Digital Rights Management” or “DRM” technologies) you place on your digital content only stop your friends online. However, just like we have laws to keep thieves […]

WLA Partners with Hidden Pictures for Screening

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HIDDEN PICTURES-Feature Version from Delaney Ruston on Vimeo.   [fancy_header]1 Film. 1 Worldwide Discussion.[/fancy_header] Washington Lawyers for the Arts (WLA) is joining the World Health Organization and more than 90 other organizations worldwide for Global Web Screening of Hidden Pictures, an award-winning new film about global mental health. WLA Alumnus filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston, who […]

Setting Up Your Art Business

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“When and how do I set up my business as a legal entity?” This is a typical question for anyone, including artists and designers, with an entrepreneurial streak and a desire to start their own business. What follows is a brief overview of the benefits, entity types and costs associated with setting up a business […]

Hobby Loss Tax Cases

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Taxes for artists can be confusing.  As a tax accountant, I field a lot of questions about what’s deductible and hear a lot of worry about red flags.  There are a lot of myths about red flags — what can increase your chances of an audit may not be what you think. Here’s one that’s […]