Something Different: Copyright Law for Creatives

Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:30 - 8 PM

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When it comes to the law, there are many issues that artists should know about in order to protect their work and avoid legal pitfalls. The Crocker Art Museum and California Lawyers for the Arts are proud to present an informative evening on copyright law with attorney Stephen Davis on these issues, including: What is intellectual property? How do I legally protect my work? What are Moral Rights and VARA? Who owns mural art... the artist or the building owner? Can an artist use images of people in their artwork? How do you know if you are an independent contractor, work for hire or freelance artist? … and many other issues related to Copyright Law. The session will be followed by a short Q & A.

Presenter: Steve Davis, Esq., Law Offices of Stephen L. Davis. Mr. Davis' practice encompasses copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition, the Internet and e-commerce, and art law, as well as general business formation, finance, and operations. His practice is equally divided in these areas between transactional work, including advice, registration, and drafting contracts, and litigation. Steve has extensive experience in civil litigation in state and federal courts, and has prosecuted misdemeanor and felony criminal cases as a deputy district attorney with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.


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