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Copyright and Trademark Basics for Artists and Entertainers in the Digital Age
Speaker:  Paul Menes, Esq.

This workshop will cover basic copyright and trademark issues in the digital age, including—social networking sites; blogs; and digital distribution contexts, both for an artist's own content and those of others they use in these contexts.  The workshop will also cover infringement and fair use issues online and dispel the popular myth that "if it's on the internet, it's free to use".

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Ken Edwards Center, 1527 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401


Cultural Data Seminar
Provided by Los Angeles County Arts Commission
California Cultural Data Project (California CDP)

  Cultural Data Workshop
Provided by Los Angeles County Arts Commission
California Cultural Data Project (California CDP)

July 2008  


Practical Advice for Visual Artist
Santa Monica City College
Provided by Mc Lean Fine Art

Instructed by Ashley McLean Emenegger, Founder of McLean Fine Art, Director of Bandini Art, Culver City and former Executive Director of LAAA/Gallery 825. The workshops were designed to empower artist and offers insider tips and no-nonsense instruction on how to make the most of your art career.


March 2008


"Caveat Artifex" (Artist Beware)
Eight Issues in artist/gallery and consignment agreements
Santa Monica
Sponsored by Lawyers for the Arts

Instructed by Matthew Swanlund who is an art and entertainment attorney at Van Etten Suzumoto & Becket, LLP in Los Angeles. Mr. Swanlund is also an Art Commissioner on the City of Santa Monica Arts Commission and has been a guest lecturer at the UCLA School of Art and Architecture. Mr. Swanlund counsels artists and entertainment talent on entertainment and copyright matters, and negotiates and drafts associated "above the line" entertainment and copyright agreements.