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New York Folklore’s Critical Folklife Forum: Who Owns What?: Licensing, Intellectual Property, Work for Hire, and the Law

December 5, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Join us for this informative webinar to learn about legal issues around intellectual property rights for the folk and traditional artist or cultural worker.  How does one protect artists’ rights when recording live music? Who owns the rights to ethnographic documentation? What does it mean to “license” a piece of art?

New York Folklore’s Critical Folklife Forum provides an issues-oriented presentation and discussion in the virtual realm, for folklorists and cultural specialists who work with folk and traditional culture and arts.  This is the first program in a 3-part series focused on current issues in folk cultural documentation, stewardship, and artistic production that will take place in late 2023 and early 2024.


Attorney Paul Rapp has represented artists of all types for issues related to copyright, trademarks, the Visual Artists Rights Act, and more.  He has taught entertainment and copyright law.  As a musician for the Albany-based band, Blotto, he has an insider’s viewpoint.

Jessica Gramuglia of “Gramuglia Music & Media” consults with musicians in the areas of intellectual property, licensing, music production and post production and live events.  She brings 14+ years of personal and professional expertise in music and media production.

Please pre-register using the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n349MlkdR0CqoSyn72aLvw#/registration.

Critical Folklife Forums are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


December 5, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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