“Very creative and engaging presentation of important issues in copyright.”
“Very well taught class with extremely useful information.”

“Thank you – this was fun and Sergio is fantastic.”
“Thank you Sergio. This was a great introduction to VLA. You made the subject very interesting even after a very long day.”

Thursday, November 12th, 2009
5:30 – 8 p.m.

Where: VLA Auditorium, 1 East 53rd Street, NY, NY 10022
VLA Legal Professional Member: $130 (incl. materials)
Legal Professional Non-Member: $150 (incl. materials)
With the recent increase in copyright issues and lawsuits, visual and performing artists need to be aware of copyright laws and the legal issues that may affect their practice and the presentation of their art work. This class will focus on copyright law, with a primer on some of the more pressing legal concerns for artists today, such as digital media, the use of appropriated logos and images, fair use, as well as moral rights. This class will give an overview of a few cases that clearly illustrate the recent explosion of copyright lawsuits: Associated Press v. Shepard Fairey; Patrick Cariou v. Richard Prince; Gaylord v. United States. We will also discuss the legal issues related to blogs, websites, and website aggregators.
This VLA workshop is open to artists, arts administrators, and serves as an introduction to copyright law for admitted attorneys. This event is also open to law students, at the Non-Member Artist rate of $20.
This class will be taught by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq., VLA’s Associate Director. To register, please complete this registration form. For more information, please call Joni Todd at 212.319.2787 x10. http://www.vlany.org/index.php#lmcc