Grants To Support Arts Engagement And Learning

Grants to Support Arts Engagement and Learning

East St. Louis Community Arts Access, a re-granting program run by the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation (JJKF) with funding from the Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA), awards grants to local cultural organizations and nonprofits offering arts programming. Schools and individual artists are also eligible for funding. This grants program seeks to provide East St. Louis residents with more opportunities to participate…

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2022 Tax Preparation Assistance

2022 Tax Preparation Assistance

Our volunteer accountants aren’t available to prepare tax returns for our pro bono clients between January and April. To accommodate our region’s artists, we’ve hosted free tax preparation clinics in partnership with Gateway EITC and the Davis Tax Foundation since 2013. With safety in mind, we won’t be sponsoring these clinics this year. Here are some options to consider if you…

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Saudi Arabia And US Copyright Laws Compared

Saudi Arabia and US Copyright Laws Compared

By Hussain Bu Najimah Washington University School of Law LLM candidate, 2022 Saudi Arabia is changing very fast, and it has become one of the fastest and hottest developed countries in the world. And one of these changes is the opening of the country for entertainment events, festivals, and art galleries. Saudi Arabia also intends to open more art museums…

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First Sale Doctrine Fatality?

First Sale Doctrine Fatality?

By Khala K. Turner Saint Louis University School of Law Juris Doctorate Candidate, 2022 Shiver and Duke, a creative company based in Atlanta, is up against Chanel in New York federal court as a potential first sale doctrine fatality. In February 2021, Chanel filed suit against the e-commerce-based company after it noticed its jewelry products were being redistributed in interstate…

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The Future Of NFTs

The Future of NFTs

By Annika Eckenrode Washington University Juris Doctor Candidate, 2022 In 2007, a video of a baby biting his brother's finger, entitled "Charlie Bit My Finger", went viral on YouTube, receiving nearly a billion views since it was uploaded. Now, years later, the children in the video are teenagers who have made a major profit off of their childhood fame, as…

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Amazon Brand Protection: A Brief Overview For Brands

Amazon Brand Protection: A Brief Overview for Brands

By Lauren Kinder Saint Louis University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2023 Amazon has become a household name generally associated with endless buying options, quick shipping, and cheap prices. Some sellers on this platform (and other platforms) are using a cheap courier or multiple couriers that can deliver their items at a low cost so they can use those…

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Circulate This Message: IP And Mobile Applications

Circulate This Message: IP and Mobile Applications

By Benjamin Ogara Texas Tech University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2022 "Have you ever had your heart ripped out of your chest?" This is the first phrase many people heard when they came across a story of how P. Diddy, a well-known rapper and business mogul, announced he would be releasing an app called SHOP CIRCULATE that would…

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Are You Your Own Boss?

Are You Your Own Boss?

By Leo Brenneman Washington University School of Law Juris Doctorate Candidate, 2023 The U.S. Department of Labor ("DoL") under the Biden Administration has withdrawn a regulation from the previous administration addressing whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The distinction between a contractor, like those at multi-m-contracting.com who provide many project…

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A New Trend In The Music World

A New Trend in the Music World

By Heather Regnier University of Colorado School of Law Juris Doctorate Candidate, 2024 If someone created a painting using eight different acrylic paints, can someone else argue copyright infringement if their own painting was created using the same eight acrylic paints? Katy Perry’s defense attorneys effectively argued no, but they were not talking about paint. They were talking about musical…

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Last But Not Least: Missouri’s Tardy Wayfair Legislation

Last but not least: Missouri’s tardy Wayfair legislation

By John-Charles Ward Washington University School of Law Juris Doctor Candidate, 2023 In 2018, the United States Supreme Court decided a case titled South Dakota v. Wayfair. The effect of the ruling was to expand states' taxing powers by giving them the ability to tax companies that sell to consumers within their borders but do not have a physical presence…

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