November 8, 2023, 5-6:30pm, free
REGISTER HERE (registration coming soon)
Presenter: Attorney Kohel Haver of Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Location: This event will take place in person at the RACC offices (411 NW Park Ave #101, Portland, OR) and streamed live on Zoom.
RACC and the Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (OVLA) are joining forces this fall to host Making the Case, a series of three workshops geared towards educating artists and art workers on legal matters pertaining to their creative practice. This series aims to empower artists with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed decisions in their creative endeavors, while also offering a chance for our local art community to come together and connect.
The final workshop in the series, Copyright Considerations for Artists, provides valuable information on the fundamentals of basic copyright protection, including copyrightability of works, ownership (initial ownership, transfers, and what is a “work-made-for-hire”), registration, infringement and remedies, fair use, and basic issues related to AI technology. Through this workshop artists gain a basic understanding of copyright law and learn how to protect their work.
Kohel Haver received his JD from the Northwestern Law School at Lewis & Clark College, and he is currently working with Haver & Associates and The Verite Law Company. Haver’s practice is focused on creative people and the arts, including a specialty in copyright and related intellectual property, technology, and business law. He has been serving the arts community for all of his professional life, including service on the boards of directors for community and arts-based programs nationwide.
The workshop will include a presentation and Q&A with the presenter. Attendees are welcome to send in specific questions in advance of the lecture. To ensure your questions will be considered, we recommend you submit them prior to the day of the workshop via this form.
Accessibility: RACC is committed to making our programs and services accessible to everyone. Please contact us at email@example.com to request any accommodations, translation, interpretation, or other assistance you need in registering for, or attending this program. We will be offering ASL interpretation on the live Zoom broadcast of each lecture. If you plan to attend in person, please contact us by October 24, 2023 to request interpretation services.
This lecture is presented as part of the series
Making the Case: A Legal Workshop Series for Creatives:
September 13, 2023 at 5pm: Business Basics with attorney Noah J. Maurer
October 11, 2023 at 5pm: Contracts for Creatives with attorney Cary Novotny
November 8, 2023 at 5pm: Copyright Considerations for Artists with attorney Kohel Haver
Registration for the October and November sessions will be available a month before they take place
RACC and the Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (OVLA) are joining forces this fall to host a series of three workshops geared towards educating artists and art workers on legal matters pertaining to their creative practice. This series aims to empower artists with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed decisions in their creative endeavors, while also offering a chance for our local art community to come together and connect.
Each workshop will be taught by a legal expert from OVLA and will focus on a specific topic relevant to creative individuals at any stage of their careers. The workshops will aim to demystify the often complex and daunting legal aspects of starting your own art business or organization; contracting your labor and skills; and navigating the boundaries and protections of copyright law.
Visit Learning Programs at RACC to read about additional upcoming programs.