The Basics of Intellectual Property and First Amendment Law for Editors


January 26, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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SKU: 237606


"This accessible webinar on intellectual property law will help you protect yourself and your clients." —Joseph Perry, instructor
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Freelance editors are frequently asked to edit manuscripts that make use of someone else’s copyright-protected content, such as song lyrics or quotes from other books. Self-published authors often need particular guidance around legally thorny areas such as writing about real people; traditionally published authors may wrestle with publishing contracts. This 90-minute webinar will give you the grounding you need in intellectual property and First Amendment law so you can support your editing clients and help them both protect their own rights and avoid being sued.

Join Joseph Perry, Esq., to learn about copyright (and what qualifies for registration), trademark, and fair use, all with an eye to how to best protect authors. This webinar will also cover defamation, right of privacy, and the right of publicity, as well as the potential issues around working with celebrities and those who write about them.

Joseph Perry is an attorney who counsels authors, editors, agents, publishers, and other creatives in the book and magazine publishing industries. Joseph is also the founder of the literary agency Perry Literary, Inc., where he represents bestselling cookbook authors, athletes, influencers, executive coaches, journalists, professors, and more.

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