Copyright Law For Artists: Who Owns What?
Parlor, October 05, 2016
How can artists protect themselves and their artwork in the internet age? What is the line between innovation and imitation?
This lecture offers an overview of United States copyright law – the legal framework covering creative works. Discussion will focus on ways for artists to register and protect their own creations, as well as how to avoid infringing the creative works of others. Attention will also be given to the importance of obtaining permission and the concept of fair use, as well as issues surrounding appropriation art, street art, and publicizing one’s work in an era when infringement has never been so easy.
Artists, creative professionals, and those with a general interest in safeguarding creative content will leave with valuable information and insight.
Jordan Fletcher is an attorney at a boutique intellectual property, litigation, and commercial law firm in New York City. He advises creative professionals, artists, authors, and businesses on copyright, trademark, and entertainment matters and engages in all facets of dispute resolution. He is passionate about supporting artists and helping to protect their work.
Jordan has also worked as a litigator at a premier global law firm and served as a law clerk for a federal judge in Manhattan. His has reported on legal topics for Vice, The Globe and Mail, and the Dallas Morning News, and for public radio in the U.S. and Canada. He received his law degree from NYU School of Law.