Arts Cases Available for Placement

September 11, 2019

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CONTRACTS

A3664-1-K: RELINQUISHING RIGHTS TO WORK

Client, a playwriter, was asked to rewrite a book authored by another artist for the purpose of transforming it into a musical performance for a local music festival. Client collaborated with the artist and contributed to more than 50% of the changes. The author then made changes without consulting Client which Client believes 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 his rights to the work.

A3626-2-K: CONTRACT REVIEW

Client is a longtime writer who recently published a non-fiction book. AP approached Client to license/donate copies of the recordings of interviews that were used for the book for use in AP’s library. AP drafted the contract, and Client would like the assistance of a volunteer attorney to review the contract.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

 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 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 in 2013 to produce one song.  Client seeks assistance with proper crediting and compensation for his work as per his agreement.

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.

A3689-1-D: COLLEGE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

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 even though 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 assistance of a volunteer attorney to reopen the investigation with the hope of reinstatement at the school.