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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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Fan Fiction Resources

Our presentation on fan fiction at GeekGirlCon was a great workshop! Thanks to all the fantastic folks in the audience, we had lively question and answer session. We’re sharing our slides and a list of resources. Presentation slides Fan Fiction: Sharing, Creating, and the Law. GeekGirlCon panel from Washington Lawyers for the Arts Resources The following resources are helpful to …

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Why Your Weekend Needs Slip/Shot at Seattle Public Theatre

We’re seeing headlines nearly every day of white police officers shooting unarmed black teenagers. Communities like Ferguson, Missouri, and Sanford, Florida are fighting the same fight as the community depicted in Seattle Public Theater’s production of Slip/Shot. The play is set in early 1960s, but it could be today: a white police officer, Clem, shoots and kills an unarmed black …

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October 2014 Workshops with Shoreline – Lake Forest Park Arts Council

The Shoreline – Lake Forest Park Arts Council is reprising two of our most popular workshops this fall! If you missed out earlier this year, here’s another chance to catch: Business Fundamentals for Artists with Tolis Dimopoulos, Tuesday, October 14 Washington State Taxes with Valerie Moseley, CPA, Tuesday, October 28 Please visit the Shoreline – Lake Forest Park Arts Council …

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Preserving a Legacy: Estate Planning for Artists | October 25, 2014

Are you uncertain about the proper management of your art and your estate beyond your lifetime? Do you know how to identify an appropriate person who can manage your artwork and related rights? Estate planning is a critical process that helps you and your loved ones protect your assets during your life and after your passing. Your creative property is …

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Seeing Red: The Color Run vs. Jackson, Part II

The first part of this two-part article detailed the beginnings of the image-use dispute between photographer Max Jackson and The Color Run. In the second part, I will explore the parties’ negotiations and legal positions prior to The Color Run’s filing suit against Jackson.  The key to much of this dispute lies in the parties’ failure to have a clear …

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Calendar of Upcoming WLA Workshops

Below is a list of upcoming workshops sponsored by Washington Lawyers for the Arts. Final dates and information about each will be forthcoming — stay tuned!   This post represents the views of the author identified above and does not necessarily reflect the views of Washington Lawyers for the Arts (“WLA”). WLA provides this content as a public resource of …

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Free Speech & Remix Talk: Tonight

I, Brian Rowe, will be speaking at Tech Activism 3rd Monday (TA3M) at 7pm at Ada’s Technical Books and Cafe, 425 15th Ave East, Seattle, WA. Date: 4-21-2014 Time: 6:30 pre networking starts Cost: Free Free Speech & Remix Culture from Brian Rowe On: Free speech and Remix Culture. Modern political speech & copyright have created new barriers to getting …

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Discussion of the DMCA (Part 4): How to Respond to a Takedown Request

And now for Part 4 on the WLA Series on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act! Up until now, we’ve talked about the mechanics of removing content. Now we’re talking about what to do if you’ve received a Takedown Request from an Online Service Provider (OSP). Here’s a broad overview, but now we’re looking at Steps 3 and 4. What do you …

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Design Marketing Intern Needed

Position Filled 1-1-14 Washington Lawyers for the Arts is looking for a volunteer intern to provide design and marketing support. Ideally, candidates should possess graphic design or illustration skills and be comfortable with — if not ‘fluent in’ — social media. Familiarity with WordPress and writing skills are a plus, but not necessary. Candidates should also be able to use …

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