Public Copyright Licenses: What Are They and Who Uses Them?

When: February 24, 2017 at 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST - This event has passed

There are several publicly available licenses for copyrighted works which facilitate the distribution of those works in an increasingly global and inter-connected community. This program would address the basic terms and conditions of these public copyright licenses, including explaining how the licenses are consummated, how they work in practice, the limitations on their use, and common issues that may arise from their use. 

New York Chapter Brown Bag Lunches are casual discussions on a range of copyright topics. Brown Bag Lunches provide ample opportunity for audience participation. In true brown-bag spirit, no food or drinks will be provided, so attendees are encouraged to bring their own. We keep the admission fee modest to encourage attendance by new or solo practitioners and law students, but all are welcome!


Anna Dickson
has spent the last 10 years weaving her way through the photo industry, working in print, online and new media. Anna is currently Photo Lead for the Content and Community team at Google. Prior to Google, Anna has managed photo departments at The Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post. During her time at The Huffington Post, Anna managed @Huffingtonpost on Instagram, @RuffPost and others. She also created partnerships with various photo communities including EyeEm, VSCO, 500px and Flickr. While at The Wall Street Journal, Anna launched the @WSJOffDuty & @WSJRealEstate Instagram accounts and worked to streamline the photo workflow within the newsroom through search and crop tools. She’s worked closely with product teams at iHeartMedia, AOL and The Wall Street Journal to create products such as Asset Management Systems, Integrated CMS image search and more. If you can’t find her in the office, you can usually find her playing soccer or volleyball somewhere in NYC.

Jessica Moon is the Senior Manager of Strategy & Compliance at Scholastic Publishers in New York. She’s focused on licensing compliance and strategic workflows for published images, video and fonts. Jessica’s toolbox to get things done includes habit design, motivation and data visualization. Jessica graduated from NYU and previously served as President of ASPP NY.

Wajmah Yaqubi is an Emmy-nominated and two-time Edward R. Murrow award-winning Photo Director with 18 years of experience in digital and print media. She started her career at UPI and was an original member of the team that launched the Getty Images wire service. She later worked at notable companies such as US News & World Report, AOL, and was the Photo Director at ABC News Digital. Wajmah joined Buzzfeed in May of 2015 to help establish and direct global photo operations. She recently moved into a new role as the company’s Director of Rights & Clearances. Originally from Afghanistan, Wajmah grew up in the DC metropolitan area and has been based in New York for the last 9 years. 


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