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Deputy General Counsel

Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  New York , United States
ARTstor Inc
151 East 61St Street
New York , New York 10065
United States

Company Description: Artstor provides access to thousands of images of historically and culturally significant works of art. This site provides an interactive viewer tool that lets a...   more

Employment History


  • J.D.
    Fordham University School of Law
  • B.A. , with distinction , History
    University of Michigan
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Cara Hirsch Deputy General Counsel
Cara Hirsch | Artstor, 9 Mar 2015 [cached]
Cara Hirsch
Deputy General Counsel
Cara Hirsch is the Deputy General Counsel for Artstor. In this role, she works closely with Artstor's General Counsel to refine Artstor's intellectual property and other legal strategies for the organization. She is also responsible for drafting and negotiating a wide range of content, licensing and third-party vendor agreements; supervising the legal due diligence on the Artstor collections; and conducting research and working on legal and policy matters in areas such as employment, benefits, and tax.
From 2004-2008, Ms. Hirsch was an associate at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where she specialized in both intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. At Weil, Ms. Hirsch worked on a variety of transactional, litigation and counseling matters including drafting a position paper and congressional testimony on behalf of a major trade organization in connection with a proposed legislative change to copyright law; litigating breach of fiduciary duty cases and copyright and trademark infringement disputes; and negotiating and drafting a variety of intellectual property agreements. Ms. Hirsch also provided pro bono representation to artists and musicians through Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. Prior to working at Weil, Ms. Hirsch was an associate at the law firm of Andrews Kurth LLP, where she worked in the areas of litigation, corporate, and intellectual property.
Ms. Hirsch received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where she was on Dean's List and served as the Writing and Research Editor for the Fordham International Law Journal. Ms. Hirsch received her B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor with High Honors in History.
VRA - Intellectual Property Rights Committee, 23 June 2013 [cached]
Cara Hirsch , ARTstor
Trustees & staff | Artstor, 9 Mar 2015 [cached]
Cara Hirsch | Deputy General Counsel
VRA - Images, the newsletter of the VRA, 1 June 2012 [cached]
Cara Hirsch, ARTstor
Next, Cara Hirsch discussed how courts have consistently looked to customs and practices within communities when considering applications of Fair Use and the increased awareness of the benefits of establishing formal best practices and establishing codes of use. Cara described particular challenges within the documentary filmmaker's community of relying on Fair Use and the inability of these content creators to obtain the errors and omissions insurance required for television broadcast when relying on Fair Use. In response to these challenges, the documentary film community worked with legal scholars to draft the Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practice in Fair use ( ), a code which has received wide acclaim and addressed the errors and omissions insurance issue. Cara then described best practice for Fair Use guidelines available through the Center for Social Media website, including: The Code of Best Practice for Fair use of Online Video ( and the Fair Use for Scholarly Use for Research in Communication ( .
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