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NJVLA Temporarily Suspends Operations

The NJVLA Board regrets that due to financial constraints, NJVLA must temporarily suspend operations. We are currently unable to accept new applications for assistance. During the past decade, NJVLA has provided millions of dollars of pro-bono legal assistance to thousands of New Jersey artists and arts organizations. We hope to resume service to the New Jersey arts community when the Board has secured new sources of funding.

Take NJVLA Out to the Ballgame! Saturday June 6th 7pm

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Take NJVLA Out to the Ballgame! Saturday June 6th  7pm Somerset Patriots vs Lancaster Barnstormers All You Can Eat Buffet CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!  Special Discount for Law Students! Use Code LAWSCHOOL FOR 1/2 PRICE ticket! Join family and friends of the New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts at the Somerset Patriots Saturday June 6th for a fun evening of baseball as the Patriots take on the Lancaster Barnstormers!  An All-You-Can-Eat Buffet includes BBQ Chicken, Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Soft drinks, […]

TufAmerica v. Diamond Update: plaintiffs must own more than just the right to sue in order to have standing to sue for copyright infringement

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by Gary Laurie, Esq. In TufAmerica v. Diamond (decided Mar. 24, 2015), the Southern District Court of New York confirmed via summary judgment that plaintiffs must own more than just the right to sue in order to have standing to sue for copyright infringement. The court also confirmed that nonexclusive licenses cannot confer such standing. A plaintiff must obtain a license from every owner of a work in order to get an exclusive license, which would confer standing to sue […]

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