Though the War of 1812 ended with a decisive American victory at the Battle of New Orleans, the U. S. Navy was relatively small during the early nineteenth century. As a result, privateering—the practice of commissioning private ships for use in war—became increasingly common during the war and some veterans continued the practice in Latin America as the Wars for Independence began to spread south.
Join Robert Freeland as he highlights the role of privateers in several independence movements in the Americas. Thais Solano will conclude with how New Orleans-born privateer Renato Beluche went from a cannoneer in the Battle of New Orleans under Andrew Jackson to admiral in the navy of Gran Colombia under Simon Bolivar.
In this workshop, we will walk through the basics of copyright law, focusing on the specific needs of visual artists - painters, photographers, graphic designers, sculptors, etc. Artists will learn about the rights they have in their work, and how to use those rights to maintain creative and financial control over their projects. The workshop will also introduce and familiarize artists with basic contracts that can be used to define the parameters of how a project will be executed, thus cutting down on confusion, miscommunication, and bad feelings that arise from projects that take a wrong turn.
This event is free and open to the public.
NOTE: This workshop is an overview of certain areas of law concerning copyright and contract, and is intended for educational purposes only. The workshop will not provide legal advice. If you have a specific legal problem, you should consult an attorney. The workshop instructors may be able to put you in touch with attorneys if needed.