Legal Intern Wanted for Special Project

QCO Legal iconAre you a law student? Want to work on a project with our QCO artist-in-residence Nina Paley, under the supervision of our counsel Karen Sandler?

We’re looking for a legal intern for the Open Source Quilting project.  It turns out the quilting world is rife with bizarre copyright claims — and some quilters are starting to see the value of freedom.  We’d like to look into the history of copyright suits in the quilting world:  how common copyright suits are among quilters, how many cases settle, what sort of decisions emerge from the cases that go to court, etc.  The result will be an authoritative resource for quilters and other artists in similar fields, who see these claims and threats made every day and don’t know how seriously to take them.

The minimum time commitment is about five hours a week, with more available if you want it.  We have a mild preference for candidates in New York City, but location is secondary: all qualified candidates will be considered.  The position is unpaid, but you would be working with an experienced lawyer, and we’re happy to meet reasonable requirements for law school credit.

Interested?  Contact us!