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 482759. New York Public Library Many New York artists and makers will at some point face the befuddling legal issues of intellectual property, copyright, and more. To help to answer your questions and set you on the path to being legal-savvy in your own creative work, NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library will present Ask the Lawyer: An Artist Career Development Lecture on Monday May 11th, at 6:30pm. This event, hosted by the Art Collection, is one in a series addressing the growing needs and concerns of New York City's independent creative workforce.

Presented in cooperation with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, legal experts Elena M. Paul, Esq. & Alexei Ormani Auld, Esq. will be on hand to cover a wide array of legal and business issues with an overview of the major legal topics affecting artists and professionals within arts organizations. The topics to be addressed include: intellectual property (copyrights primarily), contracts, entity choice and formation (including nonprofit and for profit options), and more. This will be an interactive panel, so please bring your questions! Monday May 11, 2009 6:30 p.m. on the 6th floor Mid-Manhattan Library The New York Public Library 40th Street and 5th Avenue New York, NY 10016 212-340-0871 Elevators access the 6th floor after 6pm. All events are FREE and subject to last minute change or cancellation.

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