This year, the continued partnership between ArtPrize Link Sessions and Creative Many’s Lawyers for the Creative Economy will present programming for Artists during Link Sessions at Michigan House.  

On September 30th from 5–6:30 p.m., the Executive Director of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Adam Holofcener will be presenting on the intricacies of creative copyright. Copyright for Creative People: The What, How, and Ow of a Complicated (but Powerful) Legal Doctrine, will take place at Michigan House, located at 40 Pearl St NW.   

As an artist (painter, musician, actor, writer, photographer, sculptor, dancer, puppeteer, etc.) you make expressions. Because of this, artists are constantly interacting with copyright law whether they like it or not. During this presentation, you will get an introductory look at how copyright works, when you get a copyright, how long a copyright lasts, the benefits of registering your copyright, how you can interact with the copyrighted work of another artist, and the painful consequences for infringing on someone else’s work. You will start to see the copyright implications in your own artistic practice and be better able to determine when you should get legal assistance concerning your work.

You might already be starting to get a headache anticipating the legalese, but don’t worry, we’re still just talking about art so fun is guaranteed!  

Seating is limited, so make sure you RSVP to

Copyright for Creative People: The What, How, and Ow of a Complicated (but Powerful) Legal Doctrine is generously presented by Haworth and supported by Clark Hill and Michigan House.


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