As part of an ongoing series of Designer Business sessions, the Big Apple Insitute will present a seminar entitled Protecting Your Ideas - Copyright Protection on Saturday, March 9 at 10:00am, in the first floor Common Room at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, in Manhattan.

Topics of discussion include:
Your designs are your property - right?
What do you do if someone steels your design ideas?
Recent court decisions regarding ownership of theatrical designs;
Various safeguards that are afforded to holders of copyrights and design patents:
Other issues that will help designers defend and protect their work.

Big Apple Institute seminars, presented by Big Apple Lights, are free of charge, but registration is required. For information or reservations please call Sarah Gersick at 212/226-0925 ext. 12, e-mail her at or e-mail Jason Livingston at