Workshop Series: Copyright for Creatives - The Basics

October 2, 2016


Mark J. Davis, entertainment/copyright attorney and author of "The Teacher's Guide to Copyright" and "Legal Issues in the Music Industry," will present the first in a series of legal workshops for Works In Progress Louisiana.

DESCRIPTION: This workshop is designed specifically for musicians, songwriters, performers, writers and other creative professionals who want to protect their intellectual property and creative work from theft and illegal duplication.



Saturday, October 8, 2016 @ Tipitina's Music Office Co-Op - 700 Texas Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101


Saturday, October 15, 2016 @ Tipitina's Music Office Co-op - 502 N. 2nd Street, Monroe, Louisiana 71201


Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ Northwestern State University, Art History Lecture Room 206 at the New Fine Arts Building , Natchitoches, LA 71457 (Click HERE for NSU campus map)


TIME: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM



  • Introduction

  • Why copyright?

  • What is copyright?

  • The 6 Exclusive Rights

  • Trademarks, Patents & Trade Secrets

  • Copyrightable works

  • Not copyrightable

  • Joint Authorship

  • Work-for-hire

  • Duration of protection

  • Public Domain

  • Registration

  • Poor Man's Copyright

  • Infringement

  • Damages

  • Fair Use (It ain't what you think it is)

  • Questions


Admission is free for creative professionals who live/work in North Louisiana.


Seating is limited.


This workshop is sponsored in part by a generous grant from the Community Foundation of North Louisiana.



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