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California Lawyers for the Arts Presents: An Overview of Copyright Law for Creative Artists

when: 2014-10-27, starts at 7:00pm – 8:30pm
where: Colorado Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, 90404

California Lawyers for the Arts Presents
An Overview of Copyright Law for Creative Artists

Monday, October 27, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
@ Colorado Center Community Room,
2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, 90404

Understanding the basic principles of copyright law is important to nearly all creative artists, especially in the digital age. What does it mean when something is copyrighted? Who owns copyrights? What is the difference between copyright and trademark law? Join California Lawyers for the Arts and attorney Melissa K. Dagodag for an introduction to copyright law. The program will answer all of these questions and provide a framework for understanding copyright protections and terminology such as “fair use” and “work-made-for-hire.”

Melissa K. Dagodag, Esq. – Melissa K. Dagodag is a native of California and completed her B.A. and M.A. at Stanford University. After earning her J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2000, Melissa worked as an attorney at Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips, LLP, then in-house as Vice President of a small music publishing company (Palan Music, later purchased by MCS), and as Business Affairs Counsel at fashion company BCBG. Melissa is a member of the California State Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Stanford Professional Women of Los Angeles, and Stanford Ideas and Connections Network. She serves on the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels West and volunteers at California Lawyers for the Arts.

Colorado Center Community Rm (across walkway from tennis courts)
2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, 90404
Validated parking, park on P-1 (top) level of Colorado Center garage; or metered parking directly outside Community Room on Broadway
Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
CLA Members – $10 online, $15 at the door
CLA Student/Senior Members – $5 online, $10 at the door
General Admission – $20 online, $25 at the door
Visit to register now and save!!

California Lawyers for the Arts Presents
Fakes, Forgeries & Other Legal Issues in Art Authentication with exhibition tour at Hammer Museum

[1.0 hour Cal. MCLE credit available*]
October 29, 2014, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Forgeries are often the stuff of mystery novels, sensational news stories and detailed art historical research. But what legal issues are involved when there is a question about who is the true creator of a work of art? And whose interest is at stake—the artist’s, the collector’s/owner’s, the public’s?

Join CLA and art lawyer Christine Steiner for a discussion of the diverse legal issues surrounding the authentication of artwork, including warranty obligations, criminal proof elements and other matters. Steiner will highlight the rights, obligations and causes of action when fakes and forgeries are discovered as well as the crisis in liability for opinions by appraisers, scholars, and other authenticators.

The program will begin with a guided exhibition tour at the Hammer Museum, followed by the MCLE/lecture portion of the evening. This program is designed for an attorney audience but all members of the community are welcome.

Christine Steiner is Special Counsel at Sheppard Mullin in Los Angeles. She represents art collectors, national and international living artists, collectors’ and artists’ estates and foundations, galleries, museums and cultural organizations, creative businesses, universities, writers, publishers, and other creative clients.

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Ms. Steiner created an international private practice dedicated to global issues in art, architecture, culture, museums and intellectual property law. Prior to private practice, she served as Secretary and General Counsel of the J. Paul Getty Trust, and as Assistant General Counsel of the Smithsonian Institution.

Ms. Steiner is an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School and has been a visiting professor of international art law in various international law school programs. She serves on the editorial board of the Copyright Society of the United States, and is active in the arts in Los Angeles.

Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Paid parking at Hammer Museum ($3) or other nearby lots
CLA Members – $30 ($35 at door)
General Admission – $45 ($50 at door)
(MCLE credit, if desired, is included in all prices. Only check or credit card accepted for walk-in registrations.)
Visit to register. Space is limited.

*CLA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program qualifies for 1.0 hour of general participatory MCLE credit and zero hours of Legal Ethics, Elimination of Bias and/or Competence Issues credit. This event may meet the requirements for continuing legal education credits in other states. Please check with the bar in the state in which you are seeking credits to determine whether this event is eligible.

Fakes, Forgeries & Other Issues in Art Authentication PDF

An Overview of Copyright Law for Creative Artists PDF

OctoberCLAprograms Word Doc INFO

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