Workshop: Transformers, Fair Use for Media Artists

Workshop: Transformers, Fair Use for Media Artists

Thea Kerman presents a guide to fair use for media artists on October 30.

“Fair Use” refers to situations when it is permissible to use copyrighted material such as photographs, music, and film clips without permission.  Join us on Thursday, Oct. 30, to learn about the practical application of the Fair Use provision of the US Copyright law, in a presentation by Thea Kerman, an attorney who specializes in intellectual property and entertainment law. 

Who should attend?
Any documentary filmmaker, photographer, writer, musician or other artist who anticipates needing to license copyrighted material.

Why should they attend?
The cost of these licenses can be prohibitively expensive, eliminating the possibility of whole categories of artwork, journalism and scholarship.

Why is this material often so expensive, or not available at all?
The licensor doesn’t need a reason.

Is there any risk to Fair Use?
Using copyrighted material without permission or pursuant to the fair use provisions of the copyright law could lead to serious lawsuits.

How is using someone else’s property without permission justifiable?
Americans have the right to examine and critique their own culture – under certain conditions.

Under what conditions?
Come to this presentation and find out.

About Thea Kerman


Thea Kerman’s broad range of intellectual property experience includes entertainment, publishing, merchandising, licensing, and toys.  Her entertainment work includes theatrical films, documentaries, live action and animated episodic television programs, reality based television programs, broadcast and cable television movies of the week and legitimate theater.  She represents independent producers, writers, directors, performers, cinematographers, film editors, other below the line personnel, production executives, foreign sales agents and talent agencies.  She is Of Counsel to the boutique entertainment law firm of Beigelman, Feldman, Golinski, Reedy & Senouf.

When: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Where: New York Foundation for Arts, 20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, Brooklyn, 11201

Closest Subway
* F to York Street station.

Relatively Close Subway 
* A to High Street / Brooklyn Bridge station.


$10 Artspire and NYFA artists (Fiscal Sponsorship, Fellows, Bootcamp, Immigrant Artists, Mark)
$15 Others
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For more information, please contact [email protected]

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