Many people are writers, to one extent or another – but few are fortunate enough to be paid to do it. Writing (or “IP”, or “content” as some like to call it) is at the root of much of entertainment these days. Writers write not only in a variety of genres but in a variety of media, which means that their rights may be exploited (and potentially infringed) in a variety of ways. Consequently, it’s important for writers and their attorneys to have a solid understanding of their legal rights, in order to protect their content and themselves.
In this updated program, Authors Guild General Counsel Cheryl Davis explains the basics of copyright law and how it impacts writers in books, theater, film, and television. Davis covers recent developments in case law and discusses the myriad of factors writers and their attorneys should keep in mind when both writing and licensing their work.
Cheryl L. Davis is the General Counsel of the Authors Guild. She is a former partner at the firm of Menaker & Herrmann LLP, a general commercial practice firm in New York City. She is a litigator who concentrates in intellectual property matters (particularly copyright and trademark cases), employment, and real estate/construction related matters. She has counseled architects and design professionals on how to protect their intellectual property, and has made multiple industry presentations on the topic. She is also a co-author of Law for Architects: What You Need to Know.
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Clear and well-organized.
Outstanding! Well presented and very informative.
case analysis was helpful
Very good informative course.
A real expert in this field
This was actually a pretty good introduction to the topic . . . many thanks.
A really great show by a great lady. She made a dull subject come alive and warned all of us who write of the pitfalls of publishing in any media.
Thank you for a well-done presentation.
Thank you for a superb program -- in content and presentation.
Thank you - really enjoyed the content.
The speaker was outstanding! One of the best I've seen.
Well presented by the speaker.
Amazing breadth of knowledge; great speaker and presenter. Thanks for sharing your expertise.
Ms. Davis was terrific.
Very well presented
Fascinating course, thank you!
Very interesting. Ms. Davis' courses are excellent.