Allworth Book: Legal Guide for the Visual Artist, Fifth Edition

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Allworth Book: Legal Guide for the Visual Artist, Fifth Edition


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The Allworth Press title, Legal Guide for the Visual Artist, Fifth Edition helps brave artists who've decided to go into business for themselves. Far from just making art all day long, being a working artist requires keen business skills and a team of legal and financial help, from attorneys to your tax preparer. This book by Tad Crawford teaches you what you need to know: A. how to stay out of hot water, and B. what to do when you find yourself in it. Other less sinister topics, such as necessary model releases and forms for contracts and the like, are included in the book as well. As is information on how to find artists' groups and volunteer lawyers for arts organizations. Additional help is provided for learning basic negotiation strategies.

Revised and updated, the "Legal Guide for the Visual Artist," is more than an enlightening read, it's a reference book that you'll want to keep close at hand for use in daily business affairs. New to the book, you'll find information about legal issues facing the visual artist today, a detailed look at developments in copyright law, changes in laws that protect artists in artist-gallery relationships, a look at First Amendment protections for graffiti art, and information on the sale of art in public spaces. Other topics in the book include taxation, estate planning, museums, grants, leases, and a myriad of other pertinent subject matter.

Table of Contents
1. The Business of Art
2. Copyright: Gaining and Keeping Protection
3. Copyright: Registration
4. Copyright: Works for Hire and Joint Works
5. Copyright: Infringement, Fair Use, Compulsory Licensing, and Permissions
6. Copyright and the Digital Revolution
7. Moral Rights
8. Other Protections for Artists
9. Risks in the Content and Creation of Art
10. Contracts: An Introduction
11. Original Art: Sales, Commissions, and Rentals
12. Original Art: Ownership, Insurance, Submissions, and Resale Proceeds
13. Unique Art and Limited Editions
14. Sales by Galleries and Agents
15. Sales of Reproduction Rights
16. Publishing Contracts
17. Video Artworks
18. Multimedia Contracts
19. Studios and Leases
20. Taxes: Income and Expenses
21. Taxes: Beyond Schedule C
22. Taxes: The Hobby Loss Challenge
23. Taxes: Who Is an Employee?
24. The Artist's Estate
25. Artists and Museums
26. The Artist as a Collector
27. Grants and Public Support for the Arts
28. How to Avoid or Resolve Disputes with Clients
Appendix: Artists Groups and Organizations for the Arts

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Subject Photography books and tutorials
Author Tad Crawford
Edition 5th
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 280
ISBN Number ISBN 978-1-58115-742-0
Publisher Allworth Press
Date Published September 14, 2010
Dimensions 8.5 x 11" / 21.6 x 28cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.6"
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