John D. MasonJohn D. Mason
Adjunct Professor of Law

John D. Mason of Copyright Counselors LLC and Mason Literary is a Washington D.C. based art and entertainment and intellectual property attorney and literary agent. His practice focuses on copyright and trademark registrations and transactional matters, litigation, copyright infringement, publishing and media issues, defamation, licensing and contracts, and commercial matters relating to creative industries. He works with writers, artists, filmmakers, photographers and creative people and companies of all kinds to protect, promote and productively exploit their work. In addition to his law practice, John is the President of the Board of Directors for the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, past adjunct faculty teaching Art and the Law at George Mason University, lectures regularly at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Art as Applied to Medicine Master’s program, and gives numerous lectures and talks every year on legal issues related to artists of all kinds. John attended Loyola University of New Orleans for undergraduate studies and law school. His email is and his law firm website is