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Legal expert to share copyright expertise at free seminar

Monday, October 02, 2017

LAWRENCE — Do freelance artists need permission before using copyrighted material in their work? Does the fair use doctrine protect members of the public? New York attorney Karen Shatzkin will explore how copyright applies to works by nonfiction/documentary video and film professionals, journalists, nonfiction writers, documentary photographers and others during a free public seminar at the University of Kansas. 

“With today’s digital technologies, it’s easy to make a video, take a photograph or write about something and publish the results online,” said Mike Kautsch, professor of law and director of KU’s Media, Law & Technology program. “However, publishers risk being sued if they incorporate someone else’s copyrighted work in their video, photo or writing. Karen Shatzkin will illuminate how one may make fair use of others’ copyrighted work and avoid infringement.”

“Taking the Mystery out of Copyright and Fair Use” will take place from 12:30-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Spencer Museum of Art. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Four hours of CLE credit are available.

Shatzkin has more than 30 years of experience dealing with legal issues affecting documentary films, including vetting films pre-release; negotiating contracts with creative personnel, distributors, studios and networks; and responding to claims against filmmakers.

Visit the KU Law website for a complete schedule and more information. This event is co-sponsored by KU Law’s Media, Law & Technology program and the Spencer Museum of Art. 


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