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June 3 – Art Law Talks: Everything You’ve Wanted to Ask a Lawyer, But were Afraid to – A Q&A with Artists’ Legal Outreach Director

Art Law Talks: Everything You’ve Wanted to Ask a Lawyer, But were Afraid to – A Q&A with Artists’ Legal Outreach Director Wednesday, June 3, 12–1PM with PLEO Director of Programs Martha Rans Artists and cultural workers are currently facing many uncertainties as a result of COVID-19. Many are navigating legal issues surrounding human resources, […]

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May 6 – Art Law Talks: Who Owns that Sound? Music in the Digital Age

Art Law Talks: Who Owns that Sound? Music in the Digital Age Wednesday, May 6, 5–6PM Join PLEO Director of Programs (and Artists’ Legal Outreach‘s Legal Director) Martha Rans, for a happy hour glass of wine in conversation with entertainment lawyer Kurt Dahl. FREE webinar via Zoom. Registration required here From Led Zeppelin to Sam […]

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May 13 – Art Law Talks: Artists’ Estate Planning

Art Law Talks: Artists’ Estate Planning Wednesday, May 13, 5–6PM Join PLEO Director of Programs (and Artists’ Legal Outreach Legal Director) Martha Rans, for a happy hour glass of wine in conversation with entertainment lawyer Denis Walz. FREE webinar via Zoom. Registration required here. Have you taken steps to plan and protect your legacy and […]

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April 15 – Art Law Talks: The Rights of Performing Artists through Covid-19

Art Law Talks: The Rights of Performing Artists through Covid-19 April 15th, 5-6pm  Join the ALO’s Legal Director, Martha Rans, for a happy hour glass of wine in conversation with entertainment lawyer Byron Pascoe of Edwards PC, Creative Law. Byron will provide general practical take-aways focused on rights and obligations of performing artists relating to […]

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Art at Work: Copyright for Artists (online)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 UPDATED! Now online: 10:00-11:30AM via Zoom FREE | Register Here 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 […]

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Calling all artists and arts organizations! Complete a survey and help develop a National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts!

EXCITING INDUSTRY TRANSFORMATION IS WITHIN REACH. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SUCCEED.  Enter to Win an iPad Mini by Completing a Survey in Support of the Formation of Canada’s First-Ever National Network of Legal Clinics for the Arts! In an effort to develop an essential national network of federally funded legal services for artists across […]

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Fair Dealing Week | Creativity in the arts: The role of copyright | February 25, 2020

ALO Legal Director Martha Rans moderates a discussion with a panel of Vancouver-based artists about the role of copyright. Keynote speaker: Breanne Selman Free to attend but registration is required. Click here to register! February 25, 2020 | 1:00PM – 4:15PM British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Downtown Campus, Atrium Room, 8th floor (Room 825)

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Copyright 101 Workshop – Vancouver, February 26 2020

February 26, 2020 6:30 – 8:30PM Alliance for Arts & Culture | 938 Howe Street, Vancouver $20 Tickets Copyright for Artists 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 […]

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Copyright conversation: Dancing Around Copyright: Who Owns a Dance?

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Artists’ Legal Outreach presents the next event in the Yours, Mine, and Ours: The ALO Copyright Conversations 2019 on Friday, September 20. Plan to join the conversation! Yours, Mine, and Ours: Dancing Around Copyright: Who Owns a Dance?  Friday, September 20, 2019 2:00-3:00pm SFU Woodward’s Room 2205 – 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V6B […]

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Maryam Jafri: What’s copyright got to do with it?

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Come and join us Saturday July 6 at 3pm at the Contemporary  Art Gallery 555 Nelson St,  Vancouver.  Maryam Jafri’s work directly addresses the impact of copyright on the creative process.  In this conversation with lawyer Martha Rans we’ll look at how Getty Images distorts the nature of authorship and ownership.  No registration required.

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