US Copyright Law & Visual Artists Rights @ Torpedo Factory (Talk by US Copyright Office) – June 19

Thursday, June 19, 2014

7:00 PM


105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA

Old Town Waterfront Alexandria: METRO: King Street (BLUE/YELLOW) Take Free Shuttle to End of Line


Missed our first IP talk on MAY 22th?

Don’t Fret. Come join us for this one!  This talk is intended to be more focused on Artists Rights. We will be discussing topics as varied as Orphan Works, Creative Commons, and IP law.

WHO IS THIS TALK INTENDED TO: This talk is intended for all Artists of all stripes. From 2D/3D Animators, Graphic Designers to Traditional Artists interested in learning more about their rights under US LAW.


On Thursday, June 19th, DC_SIGGRAPH, in conjunction with the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, will hear a presentation from John Saint Amour. Mr. John Saint Amour is a Copyright Information Specialist for Public Information at the Library of Congress Copyright Office. He will be talking about the fundamentals of copyright law and how it relates to visual artists.
The United States Copyright Office, a part of the Library of Congress, is the official U.S. government body that maintains records of copyright registration in the United States, including a copyright catalog. It is used by copyright title searchers who are attempting to clear a chain of title for copyrighted

The emphasis of the talk will be about the core copyright protection available for visual artists under US Law and the basics of US copyrights.

Since its beginning in 1974 as a small group of specialists in a previously unknown discipline, ACM SIGGRAPH has evolved to become an international community of researchers, artists, developers, filmmakers, scientists, and business professionals who share an interest in computer graphics and
interactive techniques.

We are the Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH branch.
For more information on us go here:
What is the Torpedo Factory Art Center
The mission of the Torpedo Factory Art Center is to foster connections among artists and the public that ignite the creative spirit. We provide dynamic interactions with the arts through our community of visual artists, exhibitions, and programs. We offer art up close, in person, and in progress. For more information on us go here:




The meeting will be held at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in the Alexandria Waterfront (Walking Directions)
Street Parking is available.

Torpedo Factory Art Center to Central Parking – Google Maps


You can RSVP here:


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