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Recap | Legal Primer for Visual Artists: Copyright, Fair Use, and Gallery Agreements
May 26, 2017
This event recap shares several best practices around common legal issues for visual artists, as discussed in a workshop presented by New York City Bar Association’s Art Law Committee and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Arts Business Incubator Intensive Recap: Doing Business Online
January 20, 2017
Get a legal perspective on doing business online from Elyse Dreyer, Compliance Council, Sotheby's. If you're already doing business online or if you're thinking of taking the next step in growing your business, this post is for you!.

Your Art Will Outlive You - How to Protect it Now!
January 11, 2017
NYFA and New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section's Fine Arts and Pro Bono Committees joined forces to present a panel on how to preserve your and extend your creative legacy after you're gone. Get the basics on estate planning, key event takeaways, brush up on helpful legal terms, and find additional resources.

Fair Use and Copyright Law
February 25, 2009
Amber Hawk Swanson addresses copyright law’s doctrine of fair use as it pertains to artists. 

Copyright, Fair Use, and the New Borrowers
April 5, 2006
Concurrent with the explosion of appropriation in nearly all artistic genres is a mounting confusion regarding America’s fair use laws for artistic pursuits. 

Photographers: Let the Shutters Fly
October 27, 2004
Photographers of New York’s urban architecture and public transportation, beware! Police and security officers monitor the photography of bridges and tunnels, subways and buses, and occasionally question photographers thoroughly. Is this treatment legal, and what are an artist’s rights in such a situation?

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