I’m going to risk turning this blog over to bad lawyer jokes and recommend a group of creative legal professionals who might be a big help to some of us who create more art than contracts: Meet Brandon Weiner and his nonprofit organization: Creative Rights. Last night I met him as he spoke to a group of young artists and he made sense of copyright. Check them out, a breath of fresh air blowing through the musty legal world:
Creative Rights is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free legal representation, educational programs, and project coordination services to the creative community. They seek to spark a renaissance in creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship and to redefine the way in which legal services are delivered, striving to change the negative pop-culture perception of lawyers and lay a strong foundation with creators who see the law as a positive force, perhaps even a catalyst, to the creative process.