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    • May
      01
      2016

      Lawyers & the Arts

      Wisconsin lawyers are a creative bunch. Meet the artists – or lawyers who represent them – whether they are painters, actors, writers, filmmakers, musicians, or involved in some other creative endeavor. We hope you enjoy the mix of creativity showcased here.

    • May
      01
      2016

      Contracts for Creative Works

      Lawyers who practice “arts law” represent individuals and entertainment-industry businesses but also any business that uses visual images – and other types of creative works – on its products or as part of its marketing or advertising. This article identifies the key considerations for individuals who create art and businesses that buy, commission, or use visual images.

    • May
      01
      2016

      Appropriation as Art: The Arts and Copyright Fair Use

      Imitation can be the trigger for a copyright-infringement lawsuit. This article discusses the copyright fair use doctrine – and several recent notable decisions in which courts applied the doctrine to artists’ and entrepreneurs’ creation of works using cutting-edge electronic techniques.

    • May
      01
      2016

      Representing Creatives – In Life and After

      Intellectual property can be a significant element of a person’s estate, and for artists, that intellectual property likely will be copyright. For lawyers advising clients, identifying, and cataloging property consisting of copyright is particularly important – and challenging.

    • May
      01
      2016

      Editor's Note
      A Focus on Lawyers and the Arts

      This special focus issue, says editorial board member Douglas Frazer, is a reminder of the many ways lawyers add to, complement, and support the arts – making the fabric of our communities and society so much better for it.

    • May
      01
      2016

      Inbox

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    • May
      01
      2016

      Meet Our Contributors

      Become a contributor! Are you working on an interesting case? Have a practice tip to share? There are several ways to contribute to Wisconsin Lawyer.

    • May
      01
      2016

      Briefly

      Got a nugget to share? Send your ideas for interesting facts, trends, tips, or other bits and bytes to wislawmag@wisbar.org, or comment below.

    • May
      01
      2016

      Supreme Court Digest

      In this column, Prof. Daniel Blinka and Prof. Thomas Hammer summarize all decisions of the Wisconsin Supreme Court (except those involving lawyer or judicial discipline).

    • May
      01
      2016

      Court of Appeals Digest

      In this column, Profs. Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer summarize select published opinions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Full-text decisions are linked below.

    • May
      01
      2016

      Shelf Life

      Want to Review a Book? Please request a book and writing guidelines from Wisconsin Lawyer managing editor.

    • May
      01
      2016

      Lawyer Discipline

      These summaries are provided by the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR), an agency of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.


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