Re-Opening Plan Guidance

Re-Opening Plan Guidance

June 2021 Update With normalcy on the horizon, many cultural organizations and venues are relaxing their safety protocols. Missouri ArtsSafe will be posting updated standards soon — all based on CDC guidance. Meanwhile, if you make changes to your online safety plan, please make sure you maintain the same URL; otherwise, it will break the link on the Missouri ArtSafe…

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Rethinking The Museum “Public”

Rethinking the Museum “Public”

By Elaine Kim Washington University Candidate for Bachelor of Arts 2021 In the history of visual arts, museums have played a fundamental role in validating artists and artistic movements. While in recent years artists have utilized the Internet and social media to gain exposure and popularity, there is no denying that the art world remains dominated by an elite community…

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How To File A DMCA Takedown Notice…and Fight It Back Against One

How to File a DMCA Takedown Notice…and Fight it Back Against One

By Nan Shen Saint Louis University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2021 Copyright rights exist once an original work of authorship has been fixed in any tangible medium. For the majority of original works, the creative standard can be easily satisfied. For example, once a person uploads a photo, it’s automatically copyrighted, and another’s unauthorized “borrowing” and reposting of…

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We Need To Talk About Unauthorized Trademark Use

We need to talk about unauthorized trademark use

By Lucy Soyinka Washington University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2021 A trademark is legally defined as any word, name, symbol, phrase, or any combination thereof used to identify a particular manufacturer or seller’s products and distinguish them from the products of another. Basically, a trademark protects brand names and logos used in connection with goods and services by…

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What Is A Force Majeure Clause?

What is a Force Majeure Clause?

No Worries, We Got You Covered! By Nan Shen Saint Louis University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2021 The coronavirus pandemic significantly affects every individual, family, and business. Needless to say, this disaster has also influenced many existing contracts either by delays or cancellations, including significant agreements requiring traveling and performing. The pandemic has also stifled numerous transactions, and…

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To Rep. Clay Re: Mixed Earner Pandemic Unemployment Bill

To Rep. Clay re: Mixed Earner Pandemic Unemployment Bill

Dear Rep. Clay: Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Judy Chu are recruiting Democrats in the House to be cosponsors of the Mixed Earner Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Act. I’m writing to encourage you to sign on. The proposed legislation would ensure that thousands of St. Louis creatives, who normally cobble their incomes together through a mix of traditional W-2 jobs and…

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3 Takeaways: Why Medicaid Expansion Makes Sense

3 Takeaways: Why Medicaid Expansion Makes Sense

1. Missouri’s Medicaid program provides health insurance for low-income children and their parents, pregnant women, seniors, and the disabled. A family of four must earn $5,550 or less per year to qualify. Single adults aren’t eligible. Many artists are among those who make too much to qualify but not enough to get affordable health insurance. Expansion would close the gap…

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The Rolling Stones (Got Some) Satisfaction

The Rolling Stones (Got Some) Satisfaction

By Alec Williams Juris Doctor Candidate 2022 Georgetown University Law Center The Rolling Stones are undoubtedly one of the most prolific bands of all time. From Paint It Black to Sympathy for the Devil, the Rolling Stones fostered a musical style that embodied fundamental elements of the 1960s soundscape. However, the Rolling Stones garnered nearly as much infamy off-stage as…

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How Can Small Fashion Entrepreneurs Seek IP Protection?

How can small fashion entrepreneurs seek IP protection?

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” — Coco Chanel By Nan Shen Saint Louis University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2021 The fashion industry is a serious business. Cumulative data compiled within the Fashion and Apparel Industry Report paints a portrait with worldwide revenue expected to rise from $481.2 billion in 2018 to $712.9 billion…

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