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Legal Issues Webinar: A Fairly Useful Guide to Fair Use

June 11, 2024 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Join the Office of Alumni Engagement for a virtual talk by lawyer Greg Kanaan on legal issues that most commonly affect creative professionals.

Fair use is one of the most easily misunderstood concepts for artists to grapple with. This one-hour presentation will break down this legal doctrine by giving the audience context for understanding how to use it, provide examples of what constitutes fair use and what doesn’t, and will provide answers to common misconceptions surrounding fair use.

Registration is required.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024


12 to 1 PM ET

Zoom information will be included in the registration confirmation email.

About the Speaker

Greg Kanaan is a Connecticut-based attorney who focuses on intellectual property, business law, and contract issues for artists, filmmakers, and creative entrepreneurs. On top of providing legal services and counsel to a wide variety of creative people, Greg regularly speaks at colleges, non-profit arts organizations and professional associations about how the law affects their artistic endeavors. Greg routinely presents on topics such as contract formation, negotiation, fair use, copyright and trademark, and business-related issues. Greg is the founder of the blog “The [Legal] Artist” and contributed a monthly column to MovieMaker Magazine titled “Cinema Law.” Before earning his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Greg received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and was a television producer for seven years, producing documentary programming for such networks as Discovery Channel, TLC, Court TV and A&E. Greg is licensed to practice law in Connecticut and New York.

This event will be recorded.