Posted: March 25th, 2014
On Friday March 21, 2014 the Community Law & Business Clinic’s Arts & Entertainment Group gave a presentation to students at Winston Salem State University about legal issues facing artists. Presenters included third year law students Disha Gandhi, Leslie Evans, Michael Glotzbach, James Goodwin, and Christopher DiGirolamo.
Presenters covered a variety of topics such as trademarks and copyrights, contracts, and tax issues. The presenters also discussed many issues students were concerned about in a Q&A session, ranging from graphic design and creating logos for companies to music sampling and unintentional infringement. There were many legal issues that the students had not considered and the presenters were able to help them see that there are solutions, as well as ways to prevent these problems from occurring in the first place. Working with an attorney before you begin any project is one of the best ways to prevent an issue from arising.
Read more about the presentation in this article from the Winston Salem Chronicle.
If you are an artist or entertainer and would like legal assistance or more information about legal issues facing you or your business, please contact the CLBC.