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Los Angeles Copyright Society

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)


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Speakers: Lou Petrich, Alexandra Darraby

Join LA Copyright Society in a discussion with Lou Petrich and Alexandra Darraby exploring boundaries of “saving” street graffiti vs. rights of property owners to control their domains and investments. Start the holidays with an “all points” conversation about copyright and art from the “hoods”—and that means everyone’s neighborhood—as street art turns up in movies, television, on social media and web sites as programming, corporate advertising and merchandising, viewed globally by millions. Lou and Alexandra will discuss 2018 cases as well as the latest thinking on unlicensed use of art and increasing reliance by plaintiffs on DMCA Section 1202.

Whether tattoos, graffiti, murals, buildings or sculptures are involved, the stakes are high. In Cohen v. G&M Realty, LLC (the 5 Pointz case named for location) a New York federal district court awarded $6.75 million to a group of graffiti artists after the developer demolished “curated” street art on his building, which had become a tourist attraction over the years.

Lou Petrich is a member of the Los Angeles law firm of Leopold, Petrich & Smith, P.C., and regularly represents motion picture studios, and television producers in reviewing scripts for copyright, trademark, defamation, privacy and right of publicity risks. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Trial Lawyers and has argued copyright infringement cases to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits and defended copyright infringement cases in numerous federal district courts throughout the country.

Alexandra Darraby is a founder and principal of The Art Law Firm, counsel to creative sectors in the arts, architecture, new media, internet, theatre, performance, technology, entertainment, fashion, publishing, and nonprofits. As advisor to pioneering clients, and as a former gallerist and director of contemporary art in the international market, Ms. Darraby has expertise in innovative strategies on intellectual property, copyright, technology, publishing, realty, tax, development, production, distribution and licensing for start-ups, traditional and internet clients in multidisciplinary fields. A specialist for the U.S. Department of State, she was assigned to Russia to meet with major museums in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Ms. Darraby Co-Chaired the Intellectual Property Legal Frameworks in the Innovation Working Group for the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission. She held two terms as Chair of International Intellectual Property Committee and chaired the New Media Committee. A keynote speaker in many countries, Ms. Darraby has had comments published in The New York Times, LA Times, NPR, Smithsonian, World Report and, among others. Her book, published by Thomson Reuters West, is the seminal, comprehensive legal treatise ART, AARTIFACT, ARCHITECTURE & MUSEUM LAW, VOLUMES 1 & 2, now in its 20th edition in print and online.

Have questions about ART IN THE HOOD: GRAFFITI, ARCHITECTURE, STREET ART, COPYRIGHT AND DMCA? Contact Los Angeles Copyright Society

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Maggiano’s Little Italy
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, California 90036

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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