Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Events

SECOND MONDAY WORKSHOP: COPYRIGHT FOR CREATIVES
Sep
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

SECOND MONDAY WORKSHOP: COPYRIGHT FOR CREATIVES

This workshop provides valuable information on the fundamentals of basic copyright protection, including copyright ability of works, ownership (initial ownership; transfers; works-for-hire), registration, infringement and remedies, and fair use. Through this workshop you will gain a basic understanding of copyright law and learn how to protect your work. The workshop will be led by attorneys Lydia Loren and Kohel Haver. Cost is $15. Location: IPRC, 1305 SE MLK Jr Blvd, Portland, 97214.

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September Legal Clinic
Sep
15
9:00am 9:00am

September Legal Clinic

Scheduled monthly 50-minute legal clinic sessions with volunteer attorneys who specialize in arts and entertainment. Our volunteer attorneys can answer your questions about contracts, cease and desist letters, copyright, trademark, and other issues.

Applications due by Sept 1 at 5pm for consideration.

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August Legal Clinic
Aug
18
9:00am 9:00am

August Legal Clinic

Scheduled monthly 50-minute legal clinic sessions with volunteer attorneys who specialize in arts and entertainment. Our volunteer attorneys can answer your questions about contracts, cease and desist letters, copyright, trademark, and other issues.

Applications due by Aug 4 at 5pm for consideration.

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July Legal Clinic
Jul
21
9:00am 9:00am

July Legal Clinic

Scheduled monthly 50-minute legal clinic sessions with volunteer attorneys who specialize in arts and entertainment. Our volunteer attorneys can answer your questions about contracts, cease and desist letters, copyright, trademark, and other issues.

Applications due by June 9th at 5pm for consideration.

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June Legal Clinic
Jun
23
9:00am 9:00am

June Legal Clinic

Scheduled monthly 50-minute legal clinic sessions with volunteer attorneys who specialize in arts and entertainment. Our volunteer attorneys can answer your questions about contracts, cease and desist letters, copyright, trademark, and other issues.

Applications due by June 9th at 5pm for consideration.

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SECOND MONDAY WORKSHOP: Negotiation Skills & Strategies for Artists and Performers
Jun
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

SECOND MONDAY WORKSHOP: Negotiation Skills & Strategies for Artists and Performers

This workshop covers principals and tactics underlying one of the most important, though misunderstood components of a successful arts/entertainment career — negotiations (the process of securing favorable business terms).Concepts covered include: focusing expectations, undertaking advance preparations, cultivating effective skills and tactics, recognizing and avoiding common errors and impasses.

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May Legal Clinic
May
12
9:00am 9:00am

May Legal Clinic

Scheduled monthly 50-minute legal clinic sessions with volunteer attorneys who specialize in arts and entertainment. Our volunteer attorneys can answer your questions about contracts, cease and desist letters, copyright, trademark, and other issues.

**APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY APRIL 28th AT 5pm FOR CONSIDERATION

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SECOND MONDAY WORKSHOP: Contract Basics for Artists
May
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

SECOND MONDAY WORKSHOP: Contract Basics for Artists

This workshop will walk you through the most important clauses necessary to any contract, how to achieve a "meeting of the minds", and how to protect yourself from contract litigation. Whether you're an artist, a non-profit administrator, or an independent contractor, this workshop will teach you how to craft successful contracts and how to avoid common pitfalls. 

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Let’s Talk About Butts: A Conversation on Copying
Apr
28
12:00pm12:00pm

Let’s Talk About Butts: A Conversation on Copying

  • Design Week Portland, Pearl West conference room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cost: FREE

OVLA and Design Week Portland present  a panel discussion with artist and illustrator Sabrina Elliott about different types of copying and infringement, including fan art, memes, and outright stealing. Sabrina will share stories about her experiences with being copied and how she approached it, and our panelist attorneys Susan Ford and Jia Feng will talk about options and tools that you can use to help you in these situations. We’ll also show some great art in the process.

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