Elles: SAM

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On January 10, 2013, WLA organized a special tour for the renowned Elles exhibit at SAM, where we received a special welcome from Kimerly Rorschach, new Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director of the Seattle Art Museum.   This post represents the views of the author identified above and does not necessarily reflect the views of Washington […]

Copyright and the Law of Photography

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What are your legal rights and responsibilities as a photographer? Do you have questions about your contracts or about the copyright on your work? In the modern era of intellectual property law, with digital technology and complex contracts, knowing your legal rights is as important as making amazing photos. In this presentation, Jen Hurley (read […]

Art Law Institute

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Art Law Institute was a huge success, the first all-day workshop sponsored by WLA.   Workshops and Presenters included: Intro to Social Media Law, Brian Rowe of Northwest Justice Project and Adjunt Professor at Seattle University School of Law and the University of Washington Information School Advanced Film Contracts, Matt Hooper of Foster Pepper PLLC […]

Employment Issues for Filmmakers by Janelle Milodragovich and Matt Hooper

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Seattle attorneys Matt Hooper and Janelle Milodragovich provided an industry-specific examination of employment laws every filmmaker needs to know. The March 2011 presentation, part of Washington Lawyers for the Arts legal workshops program, examined cutting-edge employment issues affecting filmmakers, including employment laws, labor negotiations and specific CBA provisions from SAG, DGA and WGA. In addition, […]

Art Law for Jewelers and Craftspeople by Mark Walters

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This presentation, given in December 2010 as part of the WLA legal workshop series, focused on the various forms of intellectual property law available to jewelers and craftspeople interested in protecting the novel shape or three-dimensional design of a product. It focused on three main areas of intellectual property protection for shapes:1) copyright, 2) design […]

Intellectual Property 101 by Mark Walters

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This presentation, given in March 2010 as part of the WLA legal workshop series, was a general overview of the various forms of intellectual property protection, covering basic information concerning copyrights, patents, and trademarks. The presentation discussed the registration process for copyrights and the scope of copyrightable subject matter. Fair use defenses to infringement and […]

Rights of Publicity by Robert C. Cumbow

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What is the risk in my creating an artwork that includes an image of a famous person? Is it different if the person is not famous? When do I need permission, and in what form? These questions we hear frequently from artists invoke the comparatively little-known area of law called Rights of Publicity.┬áIn April 2012, […]