A Zoominar is a web seminar and a professional development opportunity rolled into one nifty online educational opportunity. Formerly called Planetarian's Web Seminars, the next Planetarian's Zoominar will be held on 28 June with the topic "Use Music in your Planetarium ... Legally."
The presenter is Chris Reed, a Los Angeles-based lawyer specializing in intellectual property, First Amendment, antitrust, and commercial litigation in the media and entertainment industry. He writes and speaks frequently on legal issues, including the "General Counsel" column for Planetarian from 2005-2009. His book The Unrealized Promise of the Next Great Copyright Act, will be released in October 2019 from Edward Elgar Publishing.
Many planetarians ignore the copyright issues surrounding the use of commercially available music in the planetarium, while others, fearing the unknown, simply avoid using music in their productions. Still others believe, erroneously, that so long as a facility is covered by licenses from the likes of ASCAP or BMI, they are free to use music in their shows.
Get some expert knowledge and have some of your questions answered in the zoominar. Time: 3:30 pm PDT, 4:30 pm MDT, 5:30 pm CDT, 6:30 EDT, 22:30 UT. To find out how to connect to the zoominar, see http://www.ppadomes.org/events/zoom-seminars