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Press Release for Thursday, June 9, 2016

Attorney and Artist Deborah Reid Discusses Copyright Law at UNF

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director
Department of Public Relations
(904) 620-2102

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Pre-Law Program at the University of North Florida present Deborah Reid, attorney, artist and author, who will discuss copyright law from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at the Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Room 1200.

Reid, an accomplished artist and an AV-rated attorney with more than 36 years of experience, will cover the differences between copyright and trademarks, why an artist should register copyrights, copyright infringement as well as copyright duration and the public domain.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a participatory mock appellate argument based on the appropriation art case of Cariou v. Prince, which brings the fair use doctrine to life.
Reid is currently at work writing and illustrating a graphic primer on law, which provides an overview of contracts, intellectual property, First Amendment rights and other areas of the law that impact the arts.

She is based in Jacksonville, drafts and negotiates contracts and advises clients on copyright, trademarks and trade secret matters.
This lecture is funded by the following endowments: Brown, Terrel, Hogan Pre-Law Endowment, Rutledge P. & Katherine R. Liles Lecture Fund, Maria Keebler Child Advocacy Fund and the Coker, Schickel, Sorensen and Daniel Endowment.

For more information about this event, contact Dr. Jenny Hager, UNF associate professor of sculpture, at (904) 620-4687 or at

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.