Fire Safety For Artists

Fire Safety for Artists

Here are some highlights and tips from Fire Safety for Artists, a workshop that was co-sponsored by All the Art, Critical Mass for the Visual Arts and VLAA at the Regional Arts Commission on May 11, 2017. • CERF+ is a national arts service organization that provides emergency readiness and safety resources that can benefit all artists. Craft artists can…

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The Ethics Game Show

Wednesday, May 17 hosted by the St. Louis Community Foundation in Oak Knoll Park presentation begins promptly at 3:00 PM reception follows at 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours of Missouri CLE or CPE Ethics Credit Join us for a fast-paced CLE/CPE ethics seminar in the format of a panel game show. Four teams will compete as “contestants,” answering ethics questions, hypotheticals and dilemmas…

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Volunteer Survey: “Keep Up The Good Work”

Volunteer Survey: “Keep Up the Good Work”

What motivates our volunteers? Giving back, personal satisfaction and the opportunity to support the arts in our community are the top factors, according to our recent survey. Ninety-three volunteers completed the survey. The last survey was conducted in 2011, when 47 volunteers responded. “We’re gratified by the number of volunteers who took the time to complete the rather lengthy survey and…

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Holiday Reception

Holiday Reception

Our holiday reception will be held at Link Auction Galleries in the Central West End (Kingshighway & Washington) on Thursday, December 1, 5:30-7:00 PM. Founded in 2014, the full-scale auction house takes its name from Theodore Link, the architect who designed its national historic registry building. Our volunteers, clients and other guests will have an opportunity to preview the fine…

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Avoiding Copyright Infringement When Using Photographs

Avoiding Copyright Infringement When Using Photographs

Copyright protects original works of authorship, including artistic works, such as photographs. According to the Section 106 of the Copyright Act, only the copyright owner has the exclusive rights to reproduce the copyrighted photographs and display them publicly, with this right created as soon as the photographer clicks the shutter on camera. However, there is a delicate balance between the…

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New YouTube Fair Use Policy A Step In The Right Direction

New YouTube Fair Use Policy a Step in the Right Direction

Google has made an important step towards protecting the fair use copyright rights of YouTube video posters. Google — the owner of YouTube — recently (November 2015) declared that it will keep videos active on YouTube if it deems them to represent clear fair use, even if those videos had been subject to Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices.…

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The Importance Of Trademark Searching

The Importance of Trademark Searching

Why Should We Do a Trademark Search? A trademark is generally a word, phrase symbol, or design, or a combination thereof that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods or services of one party from those of others. A company’s success in establishing a recognized trademark depends on its reputation for quality products or services. Trademarks usually can be…

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Might Donald The “Champion” Be Trumped Under IP Law?

Might Donald the “Champion” be Trumped Under IP Law?

It was the first night of the Republican National Convention and music played throughout the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The song was “We Are the Champions” by Queen, and it was playing in the background as the then-presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, emerged from a blinding white light onto the main stage. One can easily imagine The Donald demanding…

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Plagiarism Is Not Funny At All

Plagiarism Is Not Funny at All

Recently, Conan O’ Brien had an on-air conversation with a famous Chinese show host, Da Peng, after the latter’s online show was found to have totally ripped off the Conan show’s opening animation. O’Brien made a side-by-side comparison on his show demonstrating how Da Peng’s program “uses” his opening. He emphasized: “We are not making this up, this is absolutely…

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Lawn And Disorder: Neighbors Held Captive By Art

Lawn and Disorder: Neighbors Held Captive by Art

The late Elie Weisel, who dedicated himself to perpetuating the memory of Holocaust victims, once wrote: “For the survivor who chooses to testify, it is clear: his duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living.” For the residents of one St. Louis suburb, forgetting is impossible, thanks to their neighbor, Lewis Greenberg, an eccentric septuagenarian and…

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