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Introduction to Copyright Law: Legal Protection of Creative Works

  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Community Room at Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Blvd., Rotunda Area, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403


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Introduction to Copyright Law: Legal Protection of Creative Works 

with Gary Goldberger, Esq.

Program Description

You've written, developed, drawn, painted or produced a creative work.  Now who owns the work and controls the right to exploit it?  This workshop will provide an overview of the copyright law in the United States as it relates to the arts and entertainment industries.  Topics to be discussed will include the purpose of copyright law, what it applies to and what it doesn't apply to, rights conferred by copyright, works-made-for-hire and works created as an employee, fair use, copyright reversion, sharing of copyright, and licensing of rights.

About the Presenter

Gary Goldberger operates a solo law practice in which he focuses on transactional entertainment law, new media law, and general business law. He is able to combine his experience in legal, business, creative and international areas to help his clients make decisions not just from a legal standpoint, but also from a strategic and long-term perspective. Clients include production/distribution companies, growing small to mid-sized companies, independent filmmakers, documentarians, publishers, talent, screenwriters, book authors, musicians and music-related businesses, and Internet and new media businesses. 

Goldberger is a board member of California Lawyers for the Arts, and is the Vice President of the Encino Lawyers Association.  Goldberger served for two terms as a Governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and was Chair of ATAS' Sponsorship Committee for four years.  In addition to continued membership in the TV Academy, he is also a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts-Los Angeles.

Goldberger is a 1976 graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and received his J.D. degeree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1979.        

Venue & Parking:

Community Room at Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Blvd., Rotunda Area, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

(Validation for free self-parking in the Galleria complex available for limited number of CLA attendees.)

These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; and the California Community Foundation.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.  



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