Shipyard artist Linda Joy Kattwinkel is also an attorney and will be speaking at the annual Women’s Caucus for Art Conference in Chicago February 13-16, 2020.
“From Shepard Fairey to Fair Use: What Every Artist Needs to Know About Copyright Law”
Friday, Feb. 14, 8:30–10:00 a.m.
1104 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
837 Classroom, 8th Floor
More details and conference registration information
Description of her presentation and her bio from the event program:
From Shepard Fairey to Fair Use: What Every Artist Needs to Know About Copyright Law
We are all influenced by each other’s work. But where is the line between being inspired and illegal copying? Is infringement the same as plagiarism? What is “fair use”? Can I depict famous people? Is it okay to mimic famous artworks? What about working from photographs? Is it safe to scan images from the web if I digitally alter them? Can I use old images, or works from other countries? When is parody okay? What if I’m making a political statement? Is it safe to use copyrighted imagery in my collages? When is something in the “public domain”? Am I losing rights to my artwork if I show it on social media sites? Do I need to worry about copyright registration?
In this workshop, artist and arts attorney Linda Joy Kattwinkel will explore these questions and other legal issues facing visual artists today. The session will include a presentation featuring numerous examples of infringing and non-infringing case studies through side-by-side visual comparisons, and plenty of time for questions and answers.
Linda Joy Kattwinkel received her BFA cum laude in Communication Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1975. In 1978 she moved to Los Angeles to study feminist art-making with Sheila de Bretteville, Arlene Raven, and others at the Women’s Building, where she also taught in the Summer Art Program. After a 13-year career as an illustrator and graphic artist, she was inspired to devote her artistic energies to continued exploration of personal artwork, and to go to law school. She received her J.D. cum laude from Hastings College of the Law in 1991. As a member of the law firm Owen, Wickersham & Erickson, Linda Joy’s law practice focuses on copyright, trademark and arts law on behalf of designers and visual artists. She speaks and writes frequently on such issues, including the online columnLegalities for graphic artists. https://www.owe.com/resources/legalities/. She continues to create personal artwork at her studio in San Francisco.