Arts Cases Available for Placement

July 19, 2019

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A3575-1-D: POTENTIAL COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Client, a retired teacher and parent of seven, wrote and published a short book. Client removed the book listing from a book-sales website and then discovered multiple third parties selling the book without permission. Client would like the assistance of a volunteer attorney to recover unpaid royalties, if owed, and to stop further unauthorized sales.

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

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

A2402-1-D: UNAUTHORIZED USE OF MUSIC

Client, an organist and composer performing since the 90s, has several pieces available online and recently discovered a portion of her work had appeared in several TV shows. Client seeks the assistance of an attorney to draft and send a cease and desist letter to the party using her work without authorization, to help recover damages or license fee for use of her work.

A3496-1-D: POSSIBLE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION

Client wrote and recorded a song in 1997-98 in Kingston, Jamaica at APs recording studio. AP gave Client a CD and a cassette tape of the master recording and verbally told Client the master recording was hers. In 2018, Client began promoting her song through a music distribution company. AP has died, and AP's widow is claiming rights in the song and had the digital music site take down the song. Client seeks an attorney's assistance to respond to the takedown notice, determine who owns the rights in the song, and if applicable, help her register the song with the copyright office.

A3394-1-D: POTENTIAL DEFAMATION

Client, an experienced mural artist, created public art throughout the greater Atlanta area for years. After parting ways with her business partner (and boyfriend), Client learned business partner and other artists published false statements about Client. Client believes these statements have prevented her from getting arts-related work. Client seeks the assistance of an attorney for advice on how to clear her name to be able to work in Atlanta again, to determine whether additional statements were emailed to one AP, and to discuss any legal remedies available.

A3569-1-D: POTENTIAL COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Client is a 90-year-old Cuban artist who has been painting for 40 years, won several contests, and has been featured in galleries around the world. Client thinks that Adverse Party may have copied Client's well-known work, but Client is not sure if they have a claim. Client seeks an opinion from an attorney to see if Client has a viable claim against the Adverse Party.