Can I Post This? Putting Creative Content Online
With Dave Ratner
In the last few years, there has been a surge of virtual creative content and arts experiences being offered online. Many artists, cultural organizations and venues are finding new ways to reach audiences and participants through digital platforms. However… do you know if you have the rights to share that creative content on that distribution platform? Do you have the rights to play that song during your online dance class? Is it OK to re-post a recording of your past live theatre performance? What are the rules to know before livestreaming your house concert? This interactive conversation is designed to answer questions and provide general guidance on putting creative content (recorded or live) on digital platforms, as well as provide a review of some basics of copyright law. This workshop will be led by Dave Ratner with the Creative Law Network, presented by Colorado Attorneys for the Arts(CAFTA).
About Dave: It isn’t often that you run into a band manager turned lawyer. But that’s Dave Ratner. During his career in the music business as a tour manager, publicist, band manager and founder of his own management agency, Dave learned first-hand the important legal considerations and challenges creative professionals face. Dave channeled his passion for the creative arts into Creative Law Network, a law firm built specifically for creative professionals. As the principal of Creative Law Network he leads a team that is passionate about the arts, ensuring creative work is protected, and helping creatives leverage the law to maximize the value of their work.
Dave has been one of 5280's Top Lawyers for Entertainment Law since the magazine began publishing its list of top lawyers and been named both Client's Best and Barrister's Best Entertainment Lawyer by Law Week Colorado. Dave is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Denver College of Law. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver College of Law, President of the Entertainment & Sports Section of the Colorado Bar Association, Advisory Committee Chair of Colorado Attorneys for the Arts, Vice Chair of the Board of Swallow Hill Music, and a graduate of Leadership Denver (Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce) and Leadership Arts (Colorado Business Committee for the Arts).