• Feb 8: Artists, Authors, Musicians – Learn how to protect your IP legacy

    by  • January 31, 2018 • Events, News

    Artists of all disciplines must learn how to protect their IP legacy. You’ve struggled and worked extremely hard throughout your career. You need to know how to properly protect that valuable legacy!

    CSUSA and CLIC will co-sponsor an elite panel of experts on February 8, 2018, who will cover those important issues.

    (via Northeastern University School of Law)

    IP Meets T/E: Advising Artists, Authors and Musicians on Legacy, Inheritance and Tax

    Co-sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Copyright Society of the United States (CSUSA)
    and the School of Law’s Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC)

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM
    Northeastern University School of Law
    250 Dockser Hall

    Willa Cather famously told her literary trustee to prevent publication of her draft manuscripts and letters. Tennessee Williams forbade his plays from being changed in any manner after his death. And Beastie Boys Adam Yanuch directed in his will that his image or music never be used for advertising purposes.

    Are these restrictions enforceable? Should they be? Copyright descends to heirs, who become the owners of the intellectual property with all the rights and responsibilities IP provides. As we have seen in headline lawsuits, such as by the family of Marvin Gaye (about the song “Blurred Lines”), heirs can also be litigious. How can artists and authors provide for their heirs without the burden that caring for the art provides? These are complex and somewhat unsettled issues in intellectual property law. Come hear three experts speak about these issues from a variety of perspectives at IP meets T/E.

    Light refreshments will be served.

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    Panelists are:

    Jim Grace
    Executive Director, Arts & Business Council of Boston

    Tonya Evans
    Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire School of Law

    Peter Riley
    Principal, Riley & Associates

    See complete information at the Northeastern University School of Law website:

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    See you there!


    The goal of the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) is to ensure that Massachusetts artists of all disciplines have a voice in public dialogs, decisions, and key public policy initiatives that impact the artists community and the creative economy. MALC works to ensure that artists have a permanent place at the policy making table.