California Western’s New Media Rights (NMR) recently presented two workshops at KPBS San Diego as part of their Explore Local Content Project orientations for local filmmakers and podcasters.
The Explore Local Content Project is a collaboration with local producers to grow the quality and quantity of unique local content. It explores new program ideas that make people think, dream and keep connected.
New Media Rights Staff Attorney Erika Lee and Student Fellow Alexandra Inman participated in the Aug. 7 and 8 workshops to talk copyright, fair use, music licensing, and other legal issues creators encounter during all stages of production. They spoke to filmmakers and podcasters from throughout San Diego.
Stressing the importance of involving California Western students in these types of projects Lee said, “We like to involve our CWSL students in these workshops so that they have the opportunity to engage with the local filmmaking and production community. Not only did Alexandra present at the workshops, but she helped me field questions from the audience about copyright, music licensing, and fair use.”
Inman relished the opportunity to speak to the KPBS audience and acknowledged the benefits of interning with NMR.
“We were able to provide them with copyright and licensing information to help them as they move forward with their productions and provide them with some peace of mind that they could navigate their projects within the boundaries of the law,” said Inman. “They also present with the most interesting legal questions which helps prepare me for working directly with clients as I move forward in my career. Creatives like them are one of the major reasons why I love working at New Media Rights!”
About New Media Rights: New Media Rights is an independently funded program of California Western School of Law, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. It is a program that provides preventative, one-to-one legal services to creators, entrepreneurs, and internet users whose projects require specialized internet, intellectual property, privacy, media, and communications law expertise. https://www.newmediarights.org.