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~~~~ BIO ~~~~
I was born an artist and have been creating art for as long as I can remember. When I was 12, I took my first silversmithing class at a local art gallery. I immediately fell in love with the entire jewelry making process.

I soon discovered the best part of creating jewelry is that my art is wearable. I became a walking art display and as soon as I started wearing my art, I started receiving compliments.

One day, a friend…

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  • Joined March 3, 2007

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About

* If you buy the book in PDF form, it will be automatically sent to you by Etsy
* If you have any questions, convo me or email me at AttorneySarah[!at]gmail.com
* New York residents pay 8% sales tax.

Check out this video about law and candy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFOp_Webx1Y

~~~~ BIO ~~~~
I was born an artist and have been creating art for as long as I can remember. When I was 12, I took my first silversmithing class at a local art gallery. I immediately fell in love with the entire jewelry making process.

I soon discovered the best part of creating jewelry is that my art is wearable. I became a walking art display and as soon as I started wearing my art, I started receiving compliments.

One day, a friend asked if I’d make her a necklace similar to the one I had just made. I felt really honored with this request.

As I started sawing out my metal, I had a scary realization: if I could duplicate my necklace, other people could do so just as easily. And, if I made my necklace for my friend, there would be two walking art displays, doubling the chances of someone stealing my design.

I never thought if someone copied, they could illegally make money off of my idea. I never thought that by refusing to share my art, I would deprive the world of my talents and further deprive myself happiness and a potential financial profit. All I could think was that my art was an extension of myself. If someone copied my art, they are copying a piece of me.

I decided that I would make my jewelry and wear my jewelry, but the moment I detected an individual with the ability and desire to steal a design, I would hide my art. I could not give away or sell my art unless I knew the recipient would take the same care that my designs deserved.

Obviously, this plan was anything but flawless. In fact, it was crippling. I knew there had to be a better way to create art, enjoy art, sell art, and protect art without my fear of exploitation.

What was a girl to do?

I became an attorney.

I currently write and speak on the topic of intellectual property rights of artists.

I became an attorney so that I could confidently create, wear, give away, and sell my pieces of art. I wrote this book that you do not have to become a lawyer to obtain the same knowledge and confidence.

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