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What Every Writer Needs to Know About the Law (via Zoom)
September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree – $10.00
When writing your book, have you ever asked yourself “can I use this material without getting sued?” or “how can I protect my work and myself?”
Come join Joseph Perry, Esq. as he explains the basic building blocks of intellectual property law and first amendment law as they relate to writers. In this webinar, you will learn, among other things, what is a copyright (and what qualifies for registration); what is a trademark (and what authors need to be aware of when writing); what is fair use (and how to best protect authors); what is defamation and right of privacy (and the multiple considerations to heed); and the right of publicity (and the potential issues working with celebrities).
This webinar will be held via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent at the time of registration (please check spam filters) and again the day before the event. Please email [email protected] with any questions. There will be a Q&A after the webinar presentation.
Joseph Perry is a publishing attorney and literary agent at The Law Offices of Joseph J. Perry, P.C. and Perry Literary, Inc. respectively. As an attorney, Joseph counsels clients in the publishing industry, where he drafts and negotiates various publishing agreements, conducts pre-publication review of manuscripts, registers copyrights, and helps authors start their own publishing companies. As an agent he represents bestselling cookbook authors, athletes, musicians, journalists, influencers, academics, and more. Joseph obtained his Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law and a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in English from St. Bonaventure University. He is a graduate of New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute. Joseph is licensed to practice law in New York.