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Legal Issues For Authors With Daniel E Boen

  • Mar 9, 2013 · 1:00 PM

Whether you are self-publishing or seeking traditional representation, all authors need to be aware of copyright laws, contracts and legal issues surrounding your intellectual property.

* How does Copyright work, and how can you protect your work from being plagiarized by someone else?
* Should you start your own business?
* How do you decipher the legalese of publisher contracts? Should you have your own contracts when contracting illustrators, editors etc for your self-published work?
* Can you write fan fiction or parodies of other peoples work without their permission?

Minnesota Lawyer Daniel E Boen runs his own legal practice specializing in Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Law. He is also a self-published author, and a musician, so he understands both the artist's side and the business side of legal issues that all authors should be aware of.

Join us this Saturday March 9th 1-3PM as Dan talks with us about legal issues for authors and answers your questions.

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  • Mike S.

    I liked the meetup on legal issues. Here is a link to an "on the media" presentation on coyright and ownership issues that I heard today:
    http://www.onthemedia.org/2013/mar/08/current-state-ownership/

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Abra

    Here's the link to all of The Business Rusch's posts on estate planning for writers (it's an ongoing series):
    http://kriswrites.com/business-rusch-publishing-articles/estate-planning-series/ She also links to The Passive Guy. I've read all the posts and now I have a turmoil of things to do swimming around in my head. Ow....

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Fawn

    so sorry to miss this ...

    March 9, 2013

  • Carol C.

    Can't make it. The rain there is freezing here, followed by snow. Crud! I really didn't want to miss this one. Hope to catch it on the podcast.

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gah. Game called (for me) on account of plague. SO sorry to miss this. Thank you for organizing such a terrific event.

    March 9, 2013

  • Conrad Z.

    Just a reminder that the discussion with Intellectual Property and Entertainment Lawyer Dan Boen is tomorrow at 1PM. There are still spaces available. There will be plenty of useful legal info for authors which Dan promised to translate into English for us!

    March 8, 2013

  • Sarah O.

    I'd love to attend, but I'm doing the Overnight Website Challenge charity event that day. I'm hoping we're going to podcast this one (or have some other way of sharing the info)?

    February 28, 2013

    • Conrad Z.

      I'll definitely be there to record this one for the podcast!

      1 · March 3, 2013

  • Tim R.

    So, we're meeting on Saturday?

    February 26, 2013

    • Conrad Z.

      Yep, the room was booked for every Sunday except Easter. That's why I suggested we should start booking the room 2 months in advance, when there's more availability.

      February 26, 2013

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