Calling all upstate New Yorkers. Our friends at Public Knowledge — a Washington, D.C.-based that focuses on the intersections between copyright law and the Internet — is sponsoring a free tutorial for musicians on copyright law. Read on for the details:
Free Tutorial: Copyright Law for Musicians & Open Mic Jam Session
Sponsored by Public Knowledge in conjunction with The Rochester Music Coalition & Boulder Coffee Company
Tutorial topics include:
- Are mashups legal?
- How do file sharing, digital downloads, and the Internet affect musicians’ rights?
- What is fair use, and what does it let you (and others) do?
- What say do telephone and cable companies have in your music distribution?
Copyright law is changing rapidly in the face of new technologies. Increasingly, laws and policies written in a pre-VCR world are being applied to a post-YouTube society. This one-hour tutorial, followed by Q and A will be presented by Public Knowledge, a Washington -D.C.- based public interest group that focuses on the intersections between copyright law and the Internet.
When: November 10, 2008
Seminar Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Open Mic Jam Session Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM
Where: Boulder Coffee Company 100 Alexander Street, Rochester NY 14620
Phone: 585-454-7140 or boulder [dot] coffee [at] gmail [dot] com
NOTE: RSVP registration is required. Light refreshments will be provided during seminar. You must be registered and attend the seminar in order to perform at the open mic jam session. Sound system will be provided but you must bring your own instruments. For RSVP registration please email rrangnath [at] publicknowledge [dot] org (Rashmi Rangnath) or call 202-518-0020.