You know that you need to understand more about your legal rights. You want to protect your work and avoid problems. Where to start? Would you like to learn how to protect your work? Seeking guidance as to how to use work that is out there, or how to protect your work from distortion or mutilation? If so, this is the course for you. This webinar will give visual artists an introduction to these basic ARTISTS' RIGHTS in plain English -- no legalese.
In this free webinar, you will get an introduction to three important areas of the law that govern visual art.
The first case will introduce the basics of Copyright Law--by discussing a lawsuit in which a photographer successfully sued various news outlets for using his photographs without payment or attribution.
The second case will introduce the basics of fair use--when an artist can legally use another artist's copyrighted work. The case used to illustrate this concept involved a photographer Patrick Cariou and appropriation artist Richard Prince. A most recent decision in a case by photographer Lynn Goldsmith against Andy Warhol may further clarify this concept.
Finally, the third case illustrates the concept of moral rights--how to protect your artwork from distortion, mutilation, or destruction. The landmark 5 Pointz case illustrates how artists can successfully assert their rights in the face of powerful opposing forces.
This webinar is now fully booked. Please click here to sign up for the waiting list to be informed of any cancellations.
Presenter: Carol Steinberg, Faculty, School of Visual Arts; Attorney in New York City and East End of Long Island
Location: Zoom Webinar Platform
The online workshops will be recorded and shared with all previously registered participants after the session concludes. It will be available for viewing up to one month after the workshop date.
This legal webinar is a guide and is for general informational purposes only; it does not provide any specific legal advice nor create an attorney-client relationship.
Carol J. Steinberg has practiced art, copyright, and entertainment law in New York City and on the East End of Long Island for over twenty years. She is a Member of the Faculty of the School of Visual Arts, where she teaches courses on artists' rights. Carol is a co-chair of the Fine Arts Committee of the State Bar's Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section and a member of the City Bar's Art Law Committee, where she chaired the sub-committee on Artists' Rights. She is also a member of the East Hampton Arts Council, the Fine Arts Federation, and ALAI (international artists' rights organization founded by Victor Hugo).www.carolsteinbergesq.
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Image Detail: Dave Hardy (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture '17); "Destiny;" 2014; glass, cement, polyurethane foam, tint, tape, pen, marker, glue stick, and pretzel