Terry Hart

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2019 in Seattle.

Let’s Keep it Legal

Thursday, 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

An overview and introduction to basic copyright issues for graphic designers, marketing/communications managers, and publishers. Join copyright lawyer Terry Hart from the Copyright Alliance as he explains what you need to know to help you protect your works, and how to not get in trouble for using other people’s work.


  • how to protect your works though copyright
  • how to avoid getting sued for using someone else’s works
  • when it is ok to use works without permission, including the fair use defense
  • when you can take things from the Internet and when you can’t, including blogs, Facebook, twitter and other social media
  • Creative Commons licenses
  • Other issues to be aware of — e.g., trademark and right of publicity
  • knowing when you can do it yourself, and when you need an attorney