With the massive amount of media being easily shared digitally, how do we know what’s fair to use or what others can use of ours? Recent court cases with Canadian artists emphasize the importance of understanding copyright. Presenting and accessing creative works – art, photography, video, writing, music – is easier than ever and this has major implications on how we choose to showcase our creative output.
From understanding copyright and its applications for creators to fair dealing and fair use, lawyer and copyright expert Martha Rans will unravel the shifting and evolving legal issues that need to be a major part of your business as an artist. This webinar is open to all creators: visual artists, media artists, composers, writers, performing artists, and photographers.
The Copyright for Artists workshop was developed by the Artists’ Legal Outreach, a group of volunteer lawyers and law students committed to working with artists and arts organizations. ALO offers resources, workshops and clinics across BC, and is an initiative of PLEO (Pacific Legal Education and Outreach Society).
About the Presenter
Martha Rans is a lawyer specializing in the legal needs of non-profit societies as well as many visual and multimedia digital artists. She is a recognized Canadian copyright expert and has been working with artists in all disciplines for 25 years. She advises on copyright, charity law, incorporation, privacy, employment, labour, health & safety and human rights and is an advocate for public legal education and information.
Copyright For Artists is part of Art at Work, series of professional development workshops designed for visual artists. It is presented by Public Art Richmond and Richmond Art Gallery, in partnership with City of Richmond Cultural Services and CARFAC BC.