Politics, Presidents, And Playlists

Politics, Presidents, and Playlists

By Alec Williams Juris Doctor Candidate 2022, Georgetown University Law Center Since the countercultural movements of the 1960s, pop musicians have nurtured an important bond with politics. As songs like A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall by Bob Dylan and Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud by James Brown surged in mainstream popularity, the unity between sociopolitical issues and…

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Briefly Stated 8.7.20

Briefly Stated 8.7.20

SLOUP IS BACK! SLOUP, a pop-up soup dinner that crowdfunds microgrants for arts and community initiatives, is returning on September 27. The organizers are reimagining the popular event in the wake of COVID-19. For details, subscribe to SLOUP’s email list. PROPOSED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT LEGISLATIVE FIX As Congress debates the extension of the expired $600 per-week federal unemployment benefit subsidy, proposed…

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Briefly Stated 7.31.20

Briefly Stated 7.31.20

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: THE DIVIDED CITY The Divided City 2020 initiative will award grants of up to $10,000 to individuals and organizations in the St. Louis metro region engaged in creative practice or community work related to urban segregation. The initiative is housed in Washington University’s Center for the Humanities. There’s an info session on August 11. The application deadline is…

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Re-Opening Plan Guidance

Re-Opening Plan Guidance

As arts organizations begin to re-open or to develop plans to resume operations, the Missouri ArtSafe program is helping our sector protect the health and safety of our employees, affiliated artists and crews, volunteers, students, and audiences. The program, developed by the Missouri Arts Council in cooperation with cultural partners across the state, includes this frontline staff training video. Another…

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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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Briefly Stated 7.24.20

Briefly Stated 7.24.20

SAFE RE-OPENING CERTIFICATION The Missouri Arts Council, in collaboration with a statewide coalition of cultural organizations, is getting ready to launch its Missouri ArtSafe Certification. Arts organizations will be certified by pledging and adhering to a core level of safe practices. You can learn about this re-opening program on July 29 at 3:30 PM. Register for the webinar BLACK LIVES…

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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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Briefly Stated 7.17.20

Briefly Stated 7.17.20

LUMINARY MAKES SECOND ROUND OF $1,000 GRANTS The Luminary, in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, has completed the second and final round of its Futures Fund: Emergency Relief for Artists grants. The following artists received unrestricted grants of $1,000: Eugenia Alexander, Brandon Bandy, Macarena Bieg, Jeanie Bryan, Tiara Burtin, Michael Chang, Sofia (Pia Rene) Consuegra, Vaughn…

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