Creative Law Network


Dave at Colorado Creative Industries Summit 2018

This May in Greeley, Colorado Creative Industries will hold the 2018 Colorado Creative Industries Summit! This two-day event features performances, workshops and discussions for creative individuals to meet, network and learn from one another.

We are proud to announce Dave Ratner's panel on Friday, Innovations in Art + Law + Technology. Presented by Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, this panel will cover the wide-ranging implications of technology in the world of creative production and strategies to help safeguard your work. The panel will be from 9:15am-10:45am on Friday May 11. Check out the full Summit schedule: here. Hope to see you there!

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Dave Teaches: Legal Issues for Creatives

Sometimes the most difficult step for young creatives can be bridging their artistic passion to the realities of the legal world, but Creative Law Network's Dave Ratner will show that the two are not so disparate. In another "Courses for Creatives" event, Colorado's Small Business Development Center presents: Navigating the Law for Creative Professionals: Legal Issues for Creatives.

Tomorrow, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Pikes Peak SBDC, Dave will facilitate an interactive workshop. Covering a topics like Intellectual Property Law, and strategies for running a small creative business, young creative professionals will have the opportunity to ask questions and better prepare themselves to operate within the world of creative law. The course will also provide information about CBCA's Colorado Attorneys for the Arts, a referral service designed to connect eligible creatives with volunteer attorneys to provide free legal services. This will be an event that young creatives will not want to miss!

Max capacity for this event is 35 members. Find out how to register: here.

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CSUSA Discussion: Art Theft During WWII
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The central purpose of law is to protect against the violation of human rights. In few instances has this cause been more necessary than against the uncountable human rights violations that took place during World War II. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, in the Wolf Theater at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center, the CSUSA, with the Colorado Bar Association and the University of Denver, will host a retrospective event: Nazi Looted Art: Recovering Masterpieces Stolen During the Holocaust.

Attorney and arbitrator Raymond J. Dowd will lead an overview covering art theft by the Nazi regime during WWII, and with Associate Professor and art scholar Elizabeth Campbell, examine how these acts lead to the creation of looting laws and a years-long effort to return the stolen art back to their rightful owners.

The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 5:30pm, followed by the event at 6:30.

Find out more: here.

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Dave to speak at CSUSA Intellectual Property Discussion

An exciting opportunity for young lawyers is coming tomorrow, at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder.

CSUSA (the Copyright Society of the USA), along with the ABA's Section of Intellectual Property Law, will present Careers in Intellectual Property Beyond Patent Law, a panel discussion for law students to learn from local professionals about their future careers. Creative Law Network's own Dave Ratner, alongside peers Shirin Chahal and Dave Rein, will help to fulfill the CSUSA's goal of helping others understand copyright law by pulling on the wide breadth of their professional experiences to educate Colorado's next generation of lawyers.

The discussion will take place at the Wolf Law Building, Room 207 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm, and will be FREE for all Law Students.

Find out more: here.

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Dave Ratner to help "Navigate the Law" with Creative Course
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We are excited to announce a great opportunity for creatives looking to make sense of the complex world of law. The Colorado SBDC (Small Business Development Center), working with Pikes Peak Arts Council and Colorado Creative Industries present: Courses for Creatives: Navigating the Law for Creative Professionals. As part of "Courses for Creatives", a series of workshops and panels designed to support and educate Colorado creatives, "Navigating the Law" will be facilitated by our own head lawyer Dave Ratner. Using his first-hand knowledge and expertise, Dave will cover a range of topics, from intellectual property law, proper creative business practices, and most importantly, common legal issues that creatives encounter.

This course has something for all creatives to learn from. Bring your thoughts and questions to Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center on Tuesday March 20 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. This course requires a $10 fee which will be collected at the door (cash preferred). 

Find out more: HERE
Register: HERE

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Velorama Colorado to Return in 2018
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In exciting RiNo news, Velorama Colorado is looking to return strong, August 17-19 of this year! The unique festival boasts three days of music and art capped by an exhilarating pro cycling race, but still has something to prove. After a disappointing inaugural run, Velorama is looking to abolish many of the administrative shortcomings that marred fan, bicyclist and concert-goer experiences last year. This initiative has led to important changes, including a "more than half" as small festival area in order to help patrons find entrances and exits and create a less interfering, more energetic festival space. While this year's headliners ares still being kept under wraps, last year's included Wilco, The New Pornographers and Death Cab for Cutie. 

For more information, check out: Velorama Colorado.

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Bohemian Foundation Supports Music with Muse Grant

Fort Collins' Bohemian Foundation is providing musical organizations with a new competitive grant program: Muse. With the goal of strengthening the community through music, Muse is available to like-minded organizations in Northern Colorado with a central focus on music. Any eligible 501(c)(3) organization may be awarded up to $20,000.

Through Muse, the Bohemian Foundation looks to help organizers make connections, provide enjoyable music entertainment and sponsor the development of local musicians. Learn more about the program here.

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The Benefits of Dogs in the Workplace
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What do Google, Ben and Jerry's and Creative Law Network all have in common? We all allow dogs in the workplace! According to a Pets at Work survey conducted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, employees who brought their furry friends to work enjoyed lower blood pressure, lower stress, lower cholesterol levels and were more productive overall in their workplace. Likewise, pet-friendly workplace policies resulted in a greater sense of loyalty in 82% of employees questioned during a Banfield Pet Hospital study. 

We are proud to say that Laundry on Lawrence is a dog-friendly workplace! Come visit us and bring your dog too!

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Canada Meets Colorado: Music Trade Mission

A exciting special event is coming to Denver, and it's on a mission! Co-sponsored by the Consul General of Canada in Denver, with Denver Arts & Venues, along with other Denver sponsors such as The Music District and the University of Colorado at Denver, get ready for Canada Meets Colorado: Music Trade Mission: a 3-day celebration with food, live music, panels and more!

Day 1 begins at 5pm on Thursday, November 9th with a Reception at the McNichols Building. There will food and conversation with a live performance from Manitoba's own Yes We Mystic.

Day 2 will feature Industry Panels, and Presentations, from 10am-1pm at Red Rocks Amphitheater, followed by a Music Showcase at Su Teatro with Yes We Mystic, Little Destroyer, and Colorado's own iZCALLÍ!

Day 3 will close out the festivities with: FoCo Music District Panels & Tours, hosted by the Music District & Bohemian Foundation from 11am-3pm and Live Music from 5pm-9pm at New Belgium Brewing, where you can see the talented artists mentioned before, with a set from Denver musician Brent Cowles!

Not only is the Music Trade Mission fun, informative and packed with great experiences, it's also ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Register for Canada Meets Colorado here!

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