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May Webinar: The Writer's Law School: Protecting Your Artistic Rights
Thursday, May 12, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Category: Workshops/Webinars

Webinar: The Writer's Law School: Protecting Your Legal Rights

Presenter: Jodé Millman

Host: Lisa Montanaro

Thursday, May 12, 7-830PM ET

Join the Webinar



For writers, it’s difficult to obtain information about protecting your rights in your creative projects. And if you do, it’s difficult to decipher the “legalese.” In this webinar designed for writers, we’ll cover the basics of copyrights, trademarks and key provisions of publishing contracts so that you’ll understand the fine print without having a law degree.

In this session, you'll learn:
• The differences between Copyright, Trademarks, Patents and Service Marks
• The Copyright Registration Process and the CASE law
• What is the Public Domain?
• What is the Fair Use Doctrine?
• Which Business Entity is best for my writing career?
• What are the Right of Privacy, Libel and Slander?
• The Anatomy of a Publishing Deal-Contract Basics
• Resources to help you protect your rights 



Jodé Millman is the author of the best-selling Seats: New York Theatre guidebooks. Her debut thriller, The Midnight Call, received the 2020 Bronze IPPY award for Suspense, the 2020 American Fiction Award for Legal Thriller, the 2021 Independent Press Award for Legal Thriller, was short-listed for the Clue Award and designated as “Best Police Procedural” by Chantireviews.com. She is a New York attorney, the creator of “The Writer's Law School,” a book reviewer for Booktrib.com, the co-host and co-producer of the popular podcast Backstage with the Bardavon (available on iTunes, iHeart Media, Spotify and Google), and a former adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy Law School and Marist College.

Jodé lives with her family in the Hudson Valley, where she is at work on her next novel due out in April 2022. Visit her at www.jodesusanmillman.com or on Facebook @JodeSusanMillmanAuthor, or Instagram @Jodewrites.



Free to all WFWA members.

Dates subject to change.