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DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
200 I (Eye) Street SE, Suite 1400, Washington, District of Columbia 20003
Interested in learning about copyrights?
Do you have a creative work that you want to copyright?
Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA) Copyright Basics —
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7pm (EDT)
Washington, DC | DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Come learn about the basics of copyright at this presentation and Q & A session.
U.S. Copyright Basics
What is a copyright?
Who owns a copyright?..
When does a copyright exist?
What is the effect of registration?
What is the effect of a copyright notice?
Copyrighted works involving people or third party works
What is a release?
What is a license?
Basics of Fair Use
Remedies in the United States
Presentation and Q & A session w/ John D. Mason
John D. Mason of Copyright Counselors, LLC is an art, entertainment and intellectual property attorney, and literary agent. He is based in the Washington DC/Maryland area. His practice focuses on copyright and trademark transactional matters, litigation, publishing and media issues, contracts, and commercial matters. He works with writers, artists, filmmakers and people and companies in creative industries to protect, promote and exploit their work. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Mason is adjunct faculty teaching Entertainment Law at UDC Law School, past adjunct teaching Art and the Law at George Mason University, Board President of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, and past Advisory Board member of the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. His email is [email protected]
and his firm website is copyrightcounselors.com.