Arts Cases Available for Placement

November 8,  2019

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CONTRACTS

A3664-1-K: RELINQUISHING RIGHTS TO WORK

Client, a playwright, was asked to rewrite a book authored by another artist for the purpose of a musical performance at a local music festival. Client collaborated with the artist and contributed to more than 50% of the changes. The author then made edits and changes without consulting Client, and Client believes the changes will negatively impact his reputation. There was no contract with the author. Client would like the assistance of an attorney to draft a contract which would remove his name from the work and relinquish all rights to the work.

A3714-1-K: TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT

Clients are a sister rap duo who have been rapping together for 9 years. Their father is their inspiration and mentor. Clients  felt pressured to enter into a recording agreement with Adverse Party (AP). AP has not lived up to its end of the deal. Clients seek termination of the agreement.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

A3578-1-D: ASSISTANCE ASSESSING AND RECOVERING ROYALTIES

Client, a music writer and producer, wrote and recorded a song that he registered with a performing rights organization (PRO) and with a company that promised to set up the song on various streaming services. Based on information received from the PRO and Google Analytics, Client believes the song has been played in the U.S. and several countries abroad, but Client has not received any royalties. Client would like the assistance of a volunteer attorney to assess and recover any owed royalties.

A2658-2-D: CREDIT AND COMPENSATION FOR WORK ON ALBUM

Client, a music producer, had an agreement with various Adverse Parties in 2013 to produce one song.  Client seeks assistance to obtain proper credit and compensation for his work as per his agreement.

A3575-1-D: POTENTIAL COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Client, a retired teacher and parent of seven, wrote, published, and sold a book on AP's website. Client removed the listing from AP's website but discovered multiple third parties were selling new copies of the book without permission. Client would like assistance in recovering unpaid royalties, if owed, and in stopping further unauthorized sales.

A3689-1-D: COLLEGE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ASSISTANCE

Client, a college student majoring in art and design, was accused of non-consensual sexual contact with a fellow college student. The school conducted an investigation, found Client guilty, and expelled him. During the Grievance Process, Client was entitled to assistance from a Support Person, but the Title IX coordinator told Client an attorney could not serve in that role. The school's written policy states in circumstances concerning non-consensual sexual contact, an attorney may serve as a Support Person. Client believes the investigation was substantially biased against him and would like the investigation reopened with the hope of reinstatement at the school.