Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop

This Regional Workshop has been postponed from March 13, 2020 to June 5, 2020 and June 12, 2020

If you ARE able to attend the rescheduled workshop on Friday, June 5th and Friday, June 12th– you don’t have to do anything! Your registration is good for that day and we look forward to seeing you then.

If you are NOT able to attend the rescheduled workshop on Friday, June 5th and Friday, June 12th– please email bwodnick@princeton.edu or vraf.rwit@gmail.com. The deadline to receive a full refund is Friday, May 26th.

Hosted by Occidental College Library / Center for Digital Liberal Arts Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Visual Resources Association Foundation.

This workshop is offered as synchronous content, meaning that it will only be available as a live event at this time. This workshop will be presented in two parts. Registration includes both parts of the workshop and registrants will be emailed the link to join the workshop.

Registration is now closed.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This workshop is aimed at helping information, academic, archives, and cultural heritage professionals navigate the murky waters of US copyright law as it relates to visual media.  Through both lecture and small-group exercises, we will answer common questions such as: How do I know whether something is protected by copyright? What is fair use and how can I apply it?  What copyright exceptions are available for library or archival use? How can I clear a copyright? How do I navigate and negotiate licensing agreements? Aimed at providing real-world applications within the academic, archival, library, gallery and museum environments, this workshop will use relevant case studies to explore issues such as educational and scholarly usage, securing academic publication rights (including for online use), creative reuse, fair use guidelines, VARA and moral rights, licensing from vendors and rights holders, and the public domain. Participants will also be introduced to tools and resources to help them and their constituents in making decisions regarding appropriate use and dissemination of visual media.

SCHEDULE (PST):

June 5th | Part I

10:30 – 1:00 pm (PST): Topics | Building Blocks of a Copyright, Copyright Duration, Copyright Infringement. Special attention will be given to functional objects, architecture, works-for-hire, and Indigenous art. 

June 12th | Part II

10:30 – 1:00 pm (PST): Topics | Copyright Exceptions (Fair Use and First Sale), DMCA, Moral Rights, Orphan works. Licensing Basics: Obtaining a License, Clearing Rights, Online Licenses, Negotiating Licenses. 

INSTRUCTOR: Cara Hirsch, Deputy General Counsel, The Virtual Reality Company Can We Do That? will be taught by Cara Hirsch, Deputy General Counsel at The Virtual Reality Company, a studio focused on the creation of content for virtual reality film and other experiences. At VRC, Cara oversees all intellectual property matters relating to the company’s business. She is the former Associate General Counsel at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, where she supported Guggenheim’s legal affairs in a wide variety of areas including intellectual property.  Prior to the Guggenheim, Cara was Deputy General Counsel for Artstor, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to use digital technology to enhance scholarship, teaching, and learning in the arts, humanities and other fields. Among her duties at Artstor, Cara collaborated in refining Artstor’s intellectual property and other legal strategies for the organization.  She also supervised the rights review and clearance process for media collections in the Artstor Digital Library, a digital image resource that makes available to nonprofit institutions over 1.7 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. Cara also worked as an Associate at the law firms of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Andrews Kurth LLP, where she practiced in the field of intellectual property.  She served as Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Rights Committee of the Visual Resources Association from 2011-2014. Cara received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and her B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

REGISTRATION: 

This Regional Workshop has been postponed from March 13, 2020 to June 5, 2020 and June 12th

If you ARE able to attend the rescheduled workshop on Friday, June 5th and Friday, June 12th – you don’t have to do anything! Your registration is good for that day and we look forward to seeing you then.

If you are NOT able to attend the rescheduled workshop on Friday, June 5th and Friday, June 12th – please email bwodnick@princeton.edu or vraf.rwit@gmail.com. The deadline to receive a full refund is Friday, May 26th.

Registration is now closed.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations for the VRAF Regional Workshop will only be accepted until May 26, 2020. Until this time, registrants will be refunded their full fee. After May 26, cancellations will not be refunded. While every attempt will be made to hold the workshop on June 5, 2020 and June 12, 2020, if an emergency prevents either the instructor or a large number of participants from attending, the workshop will be rescheduled. Refunds of the registration fee will only be issued if you are unable to attend the workshop on the rescheduled date. The VRAF is not responsible for refunding any previously made travel or lodging arrangements. Workshop Contact: If you have questions about registration, contact Beth Haas, VRAF Director, bwodnick@princeton.edu or vraf.rwit@gmail.com