Creative artists are required to navigate self-promotion, online contracting, sophisticated financing, and a host of challenges that pull the artist away from the creative process and into the fast-paced world of digital commerce.
Highland Heights, KY (PRWEB) November 21, 2013
The NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute presented “Success Strategies for the Professional Artist in the Digital Age: Legal and Business Tactics for Filmmakers, Musicians, Video Game Creators and Visual Artists,” on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the NKU Griffin Hall Rieveschl Digitorium. The event was sponsored by the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s Cyberspace Law Committee, Copyright Alliance, SpringBoard, and Frost Brown Todd LLC.
Confucius wrote, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” “For many in the creative arts, these words are both motivating and largely empty,” said Jon Garon, a professor at NKU Chase College of Law and founding director of the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute. “In an age dominated by social media and digital distribution, creative artists are required to navigate self-promotion, online contracting, sophisticated financing, and a host of challenges that pull the artist away from the creative process and into the fast-paced world of digital commerce.”
Expert attorneys discussed legal and business issues affecting the professional artist and how best to maintain one’s profession in a world of easy access to online content and a rapidly changing economic model of media distribution. “With social media gaining in popularity, more people are becoming content creators, and there is great opportunity to share creative works, but many are now becoming aware that there is real value to maintain some control over what is shared,” commented Terry Hart, director of legal policy, Copyright Alliance. “It has become increasingly more important that our creative sector has opportunities to turn their passion into profit through education and training,” noted Sarah Corlett, director of creative enterprise, ArtsWave SpringBoard.
The NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute (http://www.lawandinformatics.org) provides critical interdisciplinary research, coursework, and community outreach on issues involving media and information systems and emerging technologies across all areas of law. The Institute works with all fields within the legal profession to explore the legal and societal consequences resulting from creation, acquisition, aggregation, security, manipulation, and exploitation of data.
The NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute explores the collection of rules, principles and regulations involving the collection, classification, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of recorded knowledge. Through courses, symposia, publications, and workshops, the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute encourages thoughtful public discourse on the regulation and use of information systems, business innovation, and the development of best business practices regarding data systems in business, health care, media, entertainment, and the public sector. The Institute prepares law students and practitioners to navigate the labyrinth of laws, regulations, business practices, and public policy implications of informatics. As a result, they will cross traditional boundaries to solve problems created as new technologies, demands, and professions emerge.