New Copyright and Trademarking Rules for Artists with Ashlye Keaton Time: Saturday, June 15 from 9:30am-12pm Instructor: Ashlye Keaton Location: NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street ABOUT THIS CLASS Recent rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court mean that artists need to be more proactive about registering their work--otherwise, their ability to enforce their rights may be compromised. Join Ella Project Co-Founder and Supervising Attorney Ashlye Keaton as she discusses the basic tenets of copyright and trademark law, along with the updated changes to the rules and how these changes affect best practices. In this highly informative class, you'll learn: What copyright does for you How to register your copyrights What is (and isn't) copyrightable Do you need a trademark? What’s the difference between copyright and trademark? This is a multi-disciplinary workshop, covering musicians, visual artists, performing artists, filmmakers, writers, and all other creatives. REQUIREMENTS No previous experience is required. Enrollment is limited to adults age 18 and older. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Ashlye M. Keaton, Esq. practices entertainment and intellectual property law and is an advocate for the arts. Ashlye is an adjunct professor at Tulane Law School and also an adjunct professor at the University of New Orleans Graduate School in Arts Administration. She is Co-Founder and Supervising Attorney for the ELLA Project. In response to Hurricane Katrina, Ashlye expanded her work to reach more cultural community members seeking relief with support from the Ford Foundation. Along with other legal successes, Ashlye helped the Mardi Gras Indians by arguing that their elaborate suits qualified for copyright protection as works of sculpture. She is also noted for her work on the City of New Orleans municipal noise ordinance, and she helped to secure a declaration by the New Orleans city attorney’s office that the 8pm city-wide curfew on musical instruments is considered unconstitutional. Among other boards, Ashlye has served as an officer on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, better known as the Grammy’s. She was awarded the Monte M. Lemann Distinguished Teaching Award by Tulane Law School Class of 2015. She has consistently been voted as OffBeat Magazine’s Best Music Attorney from 2008 to 2015; Gambit Weekly’s 2009 40 Under Forty; 2008 Governor’s Art Award/ELLA Project; and New Orleans CityBusiness 2007 Leadership in Law. Ashlye is the head instructor and choreographer in ballet and tap for the New Orleans Children’s Ballet. NOTE A minimum number of students must enroll in this class for it to "make". 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