Tuesday, April 28, 2009

TNVLA Seminar - FAIR USE FOR ARTISTS - May 13, 2009


May 13, 2009 | 5:00-6:30 PM
Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum
301 6th Avenue South

With the recent dispute over Shepard Fairey's use of an AP photograph as a reference for his Obama poster, fair use has been discussed in the news quite a bit lately. The concept of "fair use" generally refers to the use of copyrighted material without the author's permission for a limited and "transformative" purpose such as commentary, criticism or parody. During this seminar, we will attempt to bring clarity to this often murky and confusing area of copyright law, including looking at guidelines for artists when determining whether their proposed use of a copyrighted work might be a "fair use" or not.
Taught by Ken Sanney, a VLPA volunteer lawyer from Day & Blair, P.C. Ken is also an adjunct professor of law at Middle Tennessee State University where he teaches copyright law and entertainment contracts.
This program is free and open to the public. However, if you would
like to attend, you must RSVP to mbyrd@abcnashville.org by Tuesday, May 12th.
There is a fee for lawyers seeking CLE credit: $40 for VLPA Member Lawyers; $60 Non-Members (for 1.5 hours CLE credit).

Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts now a program of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville
211 Commerce Street, Suite 100 | Nashville, TN 37201 | (615) 743-3055
www.tnvla.org | www.abcnashville.org

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