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    C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to Copyright Infringement in Movie Characters

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 07:00 PM · $45.00 USD
    SmithHouse Tap & Grill in Los Angeles, CA


    For decades the courts have struggled to provide clear guidelines for determining protection for literary and movie characters: Is Mickey Mouse copyrightable? What about Rocky Balboa? Godzilla? Recent Ninth Circuit rulings extending protection to movie cars have drawn scholarly criticism and a pending request for review by the United States Supreme Court. Attorney Robert Helfing will explain the shaky standards presented in the fitfully evolving caselaw.cla.jpg


    Robert Helfing is a partner with Sedgwick, LLP. An author, lecturer and adjunct professor of copyright law at Southwestern School of Law, Mr. Helfing represented car maker Carroll Shelby in the "Gone in Sixty Seconds" case,Halicki Films, LLC v. Sanderson Sales & Mktg., 547 F.3d 1213 (9th Cir. 2008).

    Validated Parking is available in the parking lot.

    These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.
    Additional support provided by the California Arts Council

    C.L.A. invites Harvardwood to On Your Terms: Managing Your Rights to Keep Your Work Available

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 07:00 PM · $20.00 USD
    Wells Fargo Building in Berkeley, CA

    Authors of all kinds are routinely asked to sign contracts that carve up their copyrights and determine where, how, and by whom their works can be published. This panel of copyright attorneys examines some of the ways authors can ensure that these agreements don't end up standing between their work and their audience. Join us and we'll work on demystifying embargoes, licenses, negotiations, rights reversions, and terminations of transfers. Be empowered to shape your own contracts!CLA.jpg

    Presenter: Lila Bailey is a solo attorney in San Francisco specializing in information law and policy. Bailey represents tech companies and start-ups, creative entrepreneurs, and libraries. She is frequently invited to speak on digital copyright issues. She also teaches internet law at Berkeley Law School

    Michael Wolfe is the executive director of Authors Alliance, a Berkeley-based nonprofit that provides writers and other creatives with informational resources on common legal and technological problems. Wolfe is a copyright attorney licensed to practice in California.

    Brianna Schofield is a teaching fellow in the Samuelson Clinic at UC Berkeley, School of Law. Her research focuses on the intersection of law and technology, particularly as it relates intellectual property. She is the coauthor of two guides that help authors keep their works available to be read.

    Harvardwood Arts First Mixer

    Friday, April 29, 2016 at 05:00 PM

    Members of the Harvardwood Boston/On-Campus chapter are invited to help us celebrate Arts First Weekend at Harvard and the students who make it happen! artsfirst.jpg

    Please join us at John Harvard's from 5-7pm on Friday, April 29th. Harvardwood's Executive Director, Dona Le, will be in attendance to answer any questions you might have about Harvardwood and our events and programs.

    RSVP below so that we know you're coming! Friends are welcome; cash bar.

  • Secure an internship for the summer? Join the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program!

    Want access to exclusive events and meet-ups with other Harvardians or industry veterans?

    Connect. Experience. Grow. And, make this summer count! If you're lucky, you might even get summer housing.*

    Harvardwood kicks off the summer with an orientation-mixer, hosts some career-related events, then wraps it up with a goodbye party. Network professionally or simply wind down for a happy hour—either way, get more out of your time in L.A. and be a part of this cool resource. You never know who you’ll meet along the way or what you’ll discover. Just be sure you’re a Full Member of Harvardwood to take advantage of this opportunity. And, even if you didn’t secure your internship through our listings, we invite you to participate. 

    *Free or low-cost housing options in L.A. by Harvard alums are very limited, open only for current students or graduating seniors, and determined by a lottery. Submit your HSIP participant form by midnight on May 15, 2016 to enter.

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    Filmmakers, share your projects with Harvardwood!

    Have you recently completed a short, feature, documentary, web series, or other video project? We invite you to share it with Harvardwood!

    We're here to support up-and-coming and established filmmakers alike, and we know there are a ton of talented folks out there with exciting projects to share. Harvardwood has a network of ~6,500 subscribers/members reachable via our newsletter, website, and social media outlets—all great ways to spread the word about your creative endeavors. 

    So if you're a Harvard student, alum, faculty, or staff member who has been involved in the making of a recent film (any genre, any length, any medium), we invite you to get in touch at harvardwood@harvardwood.org and tell us more about yourself and your latest work.

    Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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