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Copyright & Legal Issues

Guild Webinar Archives: Ready to Watch When You Are.

Our presenters are professionals dealing with real-world issues – designers, illustrators, and legal pros such as illustrator Von Glitschka, designer Doug Powell, licensing pro J’Net Smith, as well as lawyers Linda Joy Kattwinkel and Greg Victoroff. They’re here to share their creative solutions and advice.

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Inspiration or Infringement?

Presenters: Linda Joy Kattwinkel and Pieter Folkens

We are all influenced by each other’s work. But where is the line between being inspired and illegal copying? Is it okay to mimic famous brands? What about working from photographs?  Is it safe to scan images from the web if we digitally alter them? Can we use old images, or works from other countries?  When is something in the “public domain”?

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We are all influenced by each other’s work. But where is the line between being inspired and illegal copying? Is it okay to mimic famous brands? What about working from photographs?  Is it safe to scan images from the web if we digitally alter them? Can we use old images, or works from other countries?  When is something in the “public domain”?

What’s the difference? Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights & Trade Secrets Explained

Presenters: Mitchell Feller

While people often discuss intellectual property, many are not sure about the different types of intellectual property that is available and what each is good for.  This ~1 hour presentation will provide a brief overview of trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets.  

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While people often discuss intellectual property, many are not sure about the different types of intellectual property that is available and what each is good for.  This ~1 hour presentation will provide a brief overview of trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets.  

Fair Use is a Lousy Business Model

Presenters: Michael D. Steger

This online presentation will cover the basics of copyright law, including ownership, transfer, licensing and the requirements to be considered a “work made for hire”.  We will explore best practices for protecting your works from being infringed and how to avoid infringing others’ creations.  Finally, we will discuss the concept of “fair use”, the application of

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This online presentation will cover the basics of copyright law, including ownership, transfer, licensing and the requirements to be considered a “work made for hire”.  We will explore best practices for protecting your works from being infringed and how to avoid infringing others’ creations.  Finally, we will discuss the concept of “fair use”, the application of

How to Negotiate (Even if You Hate Conflict)

Presenters: Katie Lane

If the idea of having to negotiate with a client, co-worker, or boss makes you want to run and hide under the nearest large object, this webinar is made just for you. You'll learn how to prepare for a negotiation so you're more likely to get what you want, what you can do to avoid caving in to high pressure demands, and simple techniques to ensure you're calm, co

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If the idea of having to negotiate with a client, co-worker, or boss makes you want to run and hide under the nearest large object, this webinar is made just for you. You'll learn how to prepare for a negotiation so you're more likely to get what you want, what you can do to avoid caving in to high pressure demands, and simple techniques to ensure you're calm, co

Copyrights & Comics

Presenters: Mark Monlux & Daniel Abraham

Learn about Contracts, Copyrights and the basics of Fair Use for comics from Artist, Mark Monlux and Attorney, Daniel Abraham of "Law & Artist".

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Learn about Contracts, Copyrights and the basics of Fair Use for comics from  Artist, Mark Monlux and Attorney, Daniel Abraham of

Art Licensing - Print on Demand

Presenters: J'net Smith, All Art Licensing

POD to Increase Profits & Leverage
Your Brand

The proliferation of Print on Demand (POD) sites and opportunities can be either a blessing or a curse for graphic designers today, depending on your goals. There are so many options, and frankly, many of them are more hazardous than advantageous.

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<h3>POD to Increase Profits & Leverage <br />Your Brand</h3> The proliferation of Print on Demand (POD) sites and opportunities can be either a blessing or a curse for graphic designers today, depending on your goals.  There are so many options, and frankly, many of them are more hazardous than advantageous.

Small Copyright Claims Court: New Legislation to Help Authors and Creators!

Presenters: Lisa Shaftel, Nancy Wolff,
Thomas Kennedy and Michael Klipper

Two new bills are coming to Congress. Find out how we expect small copyright claims court will work, and more about Representative Hakeem Jeffries’ and Representative Judy Chu’s bills.

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Two new bills are coming to Congress. Find out how we expect small copyright claims court will work, and more about Representative Hakeem Jeffries’ and Representative Judy Chu’s bills.

Get the Money: Contracts and Collections for Graphic Artists and Designers

Presenters: Greg Victoroff, Esq.

Whether full time employees or independent designers, graphic artists encounter a wide variety of written, oral and implied contracts. Without a strategic plan for collecting money, getting paid can be slow and frustrating, even catastrophic for a small business chasing a large receivable.

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Whether full time employees or independent designers, graphic artists encounter a wide variety of written, oral and implied contracts. Without a strategic plan for collecting money, getting paid can be slow and frustrating, even catastrophic for a small business chasing a large receivable.

Legal Rights and Issues

Presenters: Linda Joy Kattwinkel

Copyright, trademark, and art law attorney Linda Joy Kattwinkel joined us to answer some of the most common yet complex questions that surface for creatives almost daily. Attendees submitted questions prior to the event and are included in the dialogue.

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Copyright, trademark, and art law attorney Linda Joy Kattwinkel joined us to answer some of the most common yet complex questions that surface for creatives almost daily.  Attendees submitted questions prior to the event and are included in the dialogue.

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Card'eology: Designing for the Greeting Card Market
with Alan Friedman & Kathy Alpert

 

Alan Friedman & Kathy Alpert

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