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“Copyrights on the Street” at Copyright Society Annual Meeting June 9, 2015

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on May 26, 2015 at 5:27 AM

I am pleased to be participating in a panel discussion in two weeks at the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.’s annual meeting in Newport, Rhode Island. The panel, entitled “Copyrights on the Street: Creating and Preserving Graffiti and Other Art in Public Spaces,” will explore:

Artists who choose the streets as their canvas or gallery— whether to present socially relevant expression, provoke mass action, or simply to “mark” territory—face risky uncertainties at the intersection of their art and the Copyright Act, including the Visual Artists Rights Act (17 U.S.C. § 106A). Come hear a distinguished group of panelists educate and entertain us with their views on the current legal writing on the wall—from academic, practitioner, and artist perspectives.

Peter Caruso of Prince, Lobel & Tye LLP will moderate the panel, which will also include Deirdre A. Fox, of Scharf Banks Marmor LLC; Phillippa Loengard, Deputy Director, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, Columbia Law School; and Christopher J. Robinson, Davis Wright & Tremaine LLP.

Hope to see you there.

Topics: Copyrights on the Street Creating and Preserving G, Newport, Rhode Island, Graffiti Art, Visual Artists Rights Act, Deirdre A. Fox, Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Peter Caruso, VARA, Kernochan Center for Law Media and the Arts, Phillippa Loengard, Events, 17 U.S.C. § 106A, Columbia Law School, Copyright, Christopher J. Robinson

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