Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Copyright and Fine Art: Sept 14 CLE Program at New York County Lawyers' Association

Sept 14:  Copyright and Fine Art Continuing Legal Education Program

New York County Lawyers' Association
14 Vesey Street, 2nd Floor Auditorium

Course ID: C091410
Number of Sessions: 1
Credits: 3 MCLE Credits
3 MCLE Credits (NY and NJ*): 3 Professional Practice; Transitional and Non-transitional

Course Description:
Today's digital world relies increasingly on works of fine art. Fine art and the creative process relies on appropriation, mimicry, satire, parody and collage. How does the Copyright Act and the Visual Artists Rights Act fit in? What materials can an artist use? To what degree may an artist protect the integrity of artworks? How does anyone make money?

This lively and entertaining program considers case law involving works of fine art to illustrate current controversies in copyright law that affect painting, sculpture, architecture, photography and video. The principles considered, such as "work for hire" and the "fair use doctrine" apply to all creative and commercial endeavors that use copyrighted materials and should be of interest to those in intellectual property, business law, employment law and litigation.

Program Chair & Faculty: Raymond J. Dowd, Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP
Moderator: Hon Stephen G. Crane (Ret.), JAMS Mediator

Raymond Dowd is a member of Dunnington Bartholow & Miller's intellectual property, art law, corporate, litigation and arbitration practice groups. He has broad commercial litigation experience in both federal and state courts, and has represented copyright, trademark and domain name owners, broadcasters, distributors and content providers in transactions and litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Dowd represents collectors and dealers of fine art and has litigated disputes involving authenticity, forgery, ownership and provenance. Mr. Dowd regularly speaks to trade associations on copyright, fine art, trademark and litigation issues, and participates in organizing continuing legal education programs. His 2009, Copyright Litigation Handbook (West 2010), was called "an indispensable guide" by The New York Law Journal.

Purchase Copyright Litigation Handbook from West here  

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