The California Lawyers for the Arts called yesterday and asked me to give a talk on "Copyright and Trademark Basics for Visual Artists," something I could probably do in my sleep since I've done so many of them. I went off to law school to help other creators. It turned out to be a lousy way to make a living, but I do really like to educate creators to help themselves. This was an easy yes, since I don't have to take on any clients from it.
This free brown-bag lunch event is at Continental Art Supplies, 7041 Reseda Boulevard, Reseda, California on March 17, 2008. On-site registration is at 11:15 a.m. and the talk is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call California Lawyers for the Arts at 310-998-5590 or e-mail them at UserCLA@aol.com. Space is limited to 25 people.
California Lawyers for the Arts is a terrific organization and every artist should join (dues are a pittance) and take part in the many free or low-cost programs they offer, including lectures, workshops, lawyer referrals, and seminars.