Merriam Webster and YouTube’s Dancing Baby Test Fair Use Doctrine While “Happy Birthday to You” Goes Free by Charles L. Simmons, Jr., Esq. / February 16, 2016 There are always lots of surprises as the federal courts apply copyright law to an unlimited array of creative works, both old and new. Three recent court decisions are reviewed […]
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Saturday, April 23, 2016: Art Law Clinic, 1-4pm at The Contemporary, 1S 429 N. Eutaw., Baltimore, MD. FREE! To make a 30 min. appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, April 28, 2016: Mind Your Business, 1-4:30pm at College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. FREE! But space is limited, please RSVP at email@example.com or call Maryland Citizen for the Arts: 410-467-6700.
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You can also check out our upcoming Art Law Clinics. At our clinics, artists can receive a $5 30 minute consultation with an attorney to discuss their short-form legal issue.
Through the above legal services, as well as our lectures, seminars, and publications, we are proud to continue the tradition of "left-brain support for right-brain people" that we started three decades ago.