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"Copyrights for Creative Entrepreneurs" Seminar (with Peter Vaughan Shaver)
Monday, September 24, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
Portland, United States
About the Program
All businesses that provide creative services, use the services of others, or produce creative products should have some knowledge of basis intellectual property concepts, especially copyright law. Knowing basic copyright terminology is a crucial component of every creative service business, or any entity that creates, manufactures or licenses creative content.
This fundamental workshop will discuss all aspects of copyright law as it applies the creation, protection and value maximization of creative services and products. Participants will receive practical information on various legal topics related to the protection of artwork and the related rights and responsibilities of creative service providers. All artists and creative professionals are encouraged to attend: painters, sculptors, photographers, print makers, designers, filmmakers, cartoonists, animators, craftspeople, writers, publishers, and others.
Attendees will be provided with a workable understanding of the value of the creative content you are creating for others, and how to discuss contract and intellectual property issues with your clients or customers. This workshop will unravel the complex tangle of common myths and misperceptions about copyright law and provide a strong understanding of concepts such as fair use, the public domain, copyright infringement and how to register creative works with the federal Copyright Office.
This workshop is part 1 of 2 of the “Protecting Your Artistic License” series. It is offered in conjunction with a closely-related workshop on October 10th, Contracts for Creative Entrepreneurs, in which we will delve into contract issues surrounding providers and consumers of creative services and products. It is recommended to take both seminars, but they may also be attended in isolation.
About the Presenter
Peter Vaughan Shaver is a Portland-based arts & entertainment attorney. His primary areas of legal expertise include general business law and intellectual property, with an emphasis on copyrights, trademarks, music and art law, computer and Internet law, real estate, consumer matters and non-profit organizations.
Attorney Shaver, through his company, Sound Advice, LLC, works extensively with artists, musicians, designers, craftspeople and businesses of all types. He is a regular presenter of educational lectures and legal workshops at local colleges and arts-related organizations, including, Portland State University, The Art Institute of Portland, AIGA, The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, The Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Marylhurst University, the Graphic Artists' Guild, the 100th Monkey Studio, American Federation of Musicians – AFM 99, and various PCC campuses.
Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
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Mercy Corps Northwest
Do you feel stuck in your business because of lack of information? Classes at Mercy Corps Northwest offer you a deep exploration in a range of business topics covering technology, marketing, finance, law, and more. Our classes give you actionable tools to apply directly to the business problems you are facing today. We also create a forum help you to connect with entrepreneurs just like you and develop a stronger network.
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