Copyright Law for Documentary Film and Video Production

CA Lawyers for the Arts | Wells Fargo Building 2140 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 | December 6th, 2017

Wed. Dec 6, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST

Ever wondered why “Night of the Living Dead” is in the public domain? Or why Todd Haynes’ Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story was pulled from distribution? This workshop is designed to offer a broad overview of copyright law as it relates to documentary film and video production. Besides discussing acquisition of literary, visual and music rights, this workshop will address how to avoid potential infringement claims and how to register and protect your copyrights. Special emphasis will be placed obtaining necessary releases, analyzing what constitutes a fair use of copyrighted material, and how to evaluate whether a work resides in the public domain.

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Arts Council Napa Valley 501(c)3 is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


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