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San Diego: Artist-Gallery Agreements and Copyright Law

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • LOCATION CHANGED TO: San Diego Foundation Offices (Liberty Station), Suite 200 - The Raymond Room, 2508 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, California 92106


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Artist-Gallery Agreements and Copyright Law
in San Diego!

California Lawyers for the Arts and New Media Rights present a workshop for visual artists to gain an understanding of artist-gallery agreement basics and a broad overview of copyright law.

Presenter Jennifer Nelson will cover California state laws governing consignment sales, as well as how to negotiate standard consignment agreements covering agency, warranties, transportation, insurance, pricing, gallery commissions, promotion, and return of art.

Presenters Art Neill and Teri Karobonik from New Media Rights will provide an overview of copyright issues facing visual artists, including joint-authored work, work-made-for-hire, derivative works, copyright infringement, fair use, public domain, and registration of copyright.

Reception and Registration: 5:30 pm to 6pm;
Workshop: 6 pm to 7:30 pm


Jennifer Nelson is an attorney whose practice focuses on art, nonprofit, and intellectual property law.  Jennifer counsels artists and cultural institutions on a variety of matters, including intellectual property issues and the preparation of business agreements.  Prior to moving to San Diego, she worked for eight years as an attorney in the Los Angeles offices of two international law firms.  Jennifer is an avid supporter of the arts and architecture in San Diego, and currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Balboa Art Conservation Center and on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Architectural Foundation.

Art Neill, Esq. is the founder and Executive Director of New Media Rights.  Art is an attorney who has worked in public interest law in the areas of intellectual property, Internet, and communications law for nearly 7 years. He has worked with hundreds of online creators on copyright, fair use, licensing, contract and content takedown issues. Art is also an adjunct professor of law at California Western School of Law teaching the course Internet & Social Media Law (primarily focused on Internet, Intellectual Property, licensing, and online publishing law) and an Internet & Media Law clinic. In 2011 and 2013, Art was appointed as a member of the Federal Communication Commission's Consumer Advisory Committee. Art has also published a number of articles, including "Social Media and the Law: Here Comes Everybody!" 2010 May CEB Business Law Quarterly (A publication of the University of California and the State Bar of California) and "Suing John Doe: A new wave of filesharing lawsuits" Fall 2011 Journal of Internet Law (Aspen Publishers)  

A more complete bio on Art can be found on New Media Rights website,

Teri Karobonik is a Staff Attorney Fellow at New Media Rights where she works with artists and entrepreneurs on a daily basis on preventative, transactional and pre-litigation matters. In addition to one-on-one assistance, Teri actively engages in policy work with the copyright office as well as educational work in San Diego and all over the country. Teri is also an adjunct professor of law at California Western School of Law where she co-teaches the Internet & Media Law Clinic.

New Media Rights

New Media Rights is a nonprofit, independently funded program of California Western School of Law that provides free and low cost one-to-one legal services to underserved creators and entrepreneurs whose projects require specialized internet, media, and communications law expertise. New Media Rights is perhaps best known for its work fighting content bullying, as well as providing preventative and transactional services.  In addition to one-to-one legal services, New Media Rights turns what it learns into hundreds of freely available video and written legal education guides for creators.  New Media Rights also participates in regulatory proceedings at the Copyright Office, the FCC, and the California Public Utilities Commission, including on the relatively recent DMCA Anti-circumvention proceedings and the Copyright small claims court proceedings.

Find out more on their website.

Parking information

Parking available on the street near and behind Bread & Salt.

Bread & Salt space provided by Art Pulse.
Refreshments provided by the San Diego Foundation.



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