Copyright Law for Photographers

When: September 9, 2019 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT - This event has passed

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Copyright Law for Photographers


What are the best ways to protect your photographs in the age of social media? Do you understand the difference between copyright, trademark, and the right to privacy? What can you do if you see one of your photographs used on a website without your permission?  Can you take a photograph of someone else’s street art or public art and use it in your own work?

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Copyright Society will present for the Palmer Divide Photographers on September 9, 2019, for a great opportunity to learn from a copyright expert on current legal issues relevant to photographers. Speaker Shirin Chahal is an intellectual property and small business law attorney in Colorado, who serves those in the arts and entertainment industries and has handled a wide range of photography- and design-related matters for her clients.


Shirin Chahal counsels on a variety of general business issues for both startups and established small businesses. She practices in the areas of businesses formation, organization, and operation, and helps companies identify areas of potential liability to mitigate risks in their day-to-day business transactions. Her practice also provides ongoing general support, including advisement in areas of contract drafting and negotiation, commercial leases and real estate transactions, regulatory law, data privacy, and intellectual property.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Shirin worked in the entertainment and technology industries, including a talent booking agency, a major record label in Southern California, and a regional data center in Salt Lake City, Utah. She continues to offer her services to artists, musicians, designers, authors and other creative entrepreneurs.  She currently serves as a Co-Chair to the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA.
Shirin concentrated her studies at the University of Colorado Law School on technology, privacy, and the protection of artists, designers, and independent business owners. She studied intellectual property rights, including copyright, trademark, and patent law, as well as Internet, telecommunications and technology law. She served as Articles Editor for the Colorado Technology Law Journal, where her student note regarding privacy on social networks was selected for publication. Finally, as a legal Research Assistant, Shirin contributed to several published law review articles and course books on the law of business entities.
In addition to her commitment to her clients, Shirin devotes much of her free time to her community through volunteering, pro bono, and non-profit work. She serves as a volunteer attorney for Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) and Boulder County Legal Services  She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA) and the Advisory Board for the Nederland EcoPass Improvement District.




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