Legal Fact Sheets

The fact sheets below provide information on a number of legal issues that may affect artists.

5 Things Your Small Arts Business Should Totally Know About the Law

Title speaks for itself.

Artist Scams

Wisdom on ways to avoid business scams targeted at artists.

Copyright of Fashion

Explanation of why clothing designs are currently not protected by copyright law.

Copyright Registration

A step-by-step guide to registering your copyright online.

Copyrights and Compilations

Explanation of the copyright compilation.

Event Photography Fact Sheet

Common contractual clauses found inside of “rights grab” agreements.

Fair Labor Standards Act

A basic guide to law that regulates our federal wage and hour regulations.

Filing a Small Claims Lawsuit in MN

A step-by-step guide to filing a small claims case in Minnesota state court.

First Sale Doctrine

Explanation of the doctrine that permits the re-sale of things like used books, and artwork.

Landlord Tenant

Some basic information for you renters out there.

Music Copyrights

Once created, a single song splits apart into two copyrights.

Strikes vs Lockouts

Explanation of the differences between these two forms of labor disputes.

Tax Deductions for Charitable Donation of Art

Explanation of the tax laws surrounding the donation of art.

Termination Rights

Sell a copyright years gone by? Looking to get it back, you just might be able to.

Visual Art and Copyright

Explanation of the relationship between copyrights, and the sale of physical artwork.

Works Made for Hire

Explanation of how an employer becomes the owner of an employee’s work.

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