Just a quick reminder that this Wednesday, 4Culture, along with Washington Lawyers for the Arts and the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs is presenting an essential workshop for public artists about legal issues including fair use, copyright and trademark.
Attorney and educator Robert Cumbow will provide valuable legal information on intellectual property issues specific to the field of public art. He will be joined by City of Tacoma Arts Administrator Amy McBride who will offer examples of how complex issues play out in the real world. Together, they will tackle topics including:
• Fair use in public art of copyright, trademarks, names and faces.
• Does the artist or commissioning agency/company own the copyright in the work?
• What are works-for hire provisions?
• What are proprietary differences between permanent and ephemeral public art?
• Who can authorize and own derivative works?
• What are the rights under the Visual Artist Rights Act and how do waivers work?
Have your own public art-and-the-law question? Send it in for the panelists to review