WORKSHOP: WALA CREATIVE ENTERPRENUER SERIES
LOCATION: COMPASS ATELIER 2 (12276 Wilkins Ave)
A series for creatives of all kinds who want to take the next step in their professional career by creating their own business. Explore the basics of forming a business for your creative endeavors, from deciding whether to incorporate as a non-profit or for-profit entity, to understanding copyrights and trademarks, to contract and negotiation skills, and finally to taxes and leases.
The series comprises six sessions to be held on consecutive Tuesdays, starting Tuesday March 6, 2018 and continuing through Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 7pm - 9pm at Compass Atelier 2 in Rockville, MD.
Register for individual sessions by selecting from one of the dates using the link below.
The series is free for WALA members, and $20 per workshop for non-members.
Session #2: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - Copyright/Trademark Protection & Use
WALA Creative Entrepreneur Series @ The Compass Atelier 2
(Legal Issues for Creative Entrepreneurs)
Presentation and Q & A with:
John D. Mason
This session covers:
• Copyright Registration
• Fair Use
• Works Made For Hire
• Rights Management
• Creative Commons
• Protecting your creations
John D. Mason of Copyright Counselors, LLC is an art, entertainment and intellectual property attorney, and literary agent. He is based in the Washington DC/Maryland area. His practice focuses on copyright and trademark transactional matters, litigation, publishing and media issues, contracts, and commercial matters. He works with writers, artists, filmmakers and people and companies in creative industries to protect, promote and exploit their work. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Mason is adjunct faculty teaching Entertainment Law at UDC Law School, past adjunct teaching Art and the Law at George Mason University, Board President of Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, and past Advisory Board member of the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington.