Saturday, April 22
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Workshop 1 (6th Floor)
Latest in Copyright & Visual Arts
Hot topics in copyright law, to include the Visual Artists Rights Act and what it aims to do, fair use, and recent trends and cases as applied to different media.
Alyssa Reiner – AOL
Clinton J. H. Leite – Smithsonian
George Koch – Chair Emeritus for Artomatic, Inc.
Alyssa Reiner is an Assistant General Counsel with AOL Inc., specializing in technology and content development, licensing, and distribution. Alyssa supports AOL’s media properties such as The Huffington Post TechCrunch, Moviefone, aol.com, and various mobile applications. Prior to joining AOL, Alyssa was a Senior Attorney at the Smithsonian Institution, where her practice focused on copyright transactional work related to the creation, acquisition, and distribution of creative content. She worked with museum clients on matters such as the commissioning of artworks, the development of virtual exhibits, and the production of musical recordings. Alyssa received her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, and her B.A. from Cornell University.
Clinton J. H. Leite, Esq. is Attorney/Advisor at Smithsonian Institution. He is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design where he earned his BFA in Art History and Museology. He earned his Master of Arts in History and Criticism of Art from Florida State University and received his Juris Doctorate in Intellectual Property Law from the University of New Hampshire School of Law
George Koch currently serves as Chair Emeritus for Artomatic, Inc. In 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2015, Artomatic energized Washington artists and performers and demonstrated the city’s creative energy, captured media attention, and drew residents from the tri-state area. He is currently the President and CEO of the Center for the Creative Economy in the District of Columbia. George is a painter and founder of A. Salon, Ltd., an artist’s service organization in the District of Columbia. Koch is a founding member of the Cultural Development Corporation, the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, and the Fringe Festival. He is one of four lead co-organizers for Creative World – DC. Mr. Koch served as a member of the District of Columbia Arts and Humanities Council for five terms and served as commissioner convener for the Visual Art, Design, and Media panels. He was the convener for the Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards Panel for four years. Mr. Koch chaired the Arts and Culture Committee of the Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO for ten years, including several additional years as Co-Chair. The Committee successfully championed the creation of the D.C. Film Office. Mr. Koch served five terms as an officer of National Artists Equity Association and the Artists Equity Fund.
Artomatic returns to Crystal City for its signature art event! This year features over 600 artists, performers, musicians, and creatives of all stripes showcasing their talents on 7 floors.
WALA is proud to once again join forces with Artomatic to present the “Artists in the Reframed Space” Legal Education Series. This 6-part series explores relevant historical legal issues for artists in the reframed context of the present.