Copyright 101

Attorney Tifani Sadek will give an overview of copyright law and how it applies to web professionals, including the basics of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (PDF) and the ownership of written code.

Speaker Background

Tifani Sadek is the principal attorney of Sadek Legal Services, PLC, a Detroit-based firm with a focus on serving startups, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. 

She founded Sadek Legal in October 2013 after spending her career in large corporate law firms in Houston, Chicago, and Detroit. In addition to practicing law, she teaches at the University of Michigan Law School and runs her own small business. 

Venue and Parking

Grand Circus is located in the Broderick Tower, and you enter from the Woodward-facing doors. 

Once inside, go to the end of the hall, and take the elevator to the third floor. Turn left when you get off the elevator, then turn right. We're meeting in room 3-1.

Parking is available at the Detroit Opera House parking garage, located on Broadway. Parking is $10 (unless there's a special event). There's also limited street parking on Woodward (no charge on Sunday). 

The Detroit Opera House parking garage is a short walk up Broadway and around the corner from the Grand Circus space. Here's parking information from the Broderick Tower website (PDF)



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  • Joann C.

    It was so great to learn of your group. Valuable evening. Please add me to your distribution list.

    May 15

  • Lynne T.

    Very helpful

    1 · May 14

    • Deborah E.

      Glad you enjoyed it, Lynn. Thanks for your questions and for coming out!

      May 15

  • Deborah E.

    Tifani did an excellent job explaining copyright, registration, and DMCA. Great questions from our attendees about copyright, GitHub, and contracts.

    May 14

  • Chandra F.

    Is it too late? I want to attend this.

    May 14

  • Cam C.

    I was trying to add a +1 to my RSVP however the Meetup site was not allowing me to do so - I'm still coming and will be bringing a guest. Please let me know if this is a problem Deborah.

    May 14

  • Joann C.

    I'll be there.

    May 14

  • Jeff G.

    Would love to go to this, but I'm single parenting this week.

    May 13

  • cliff n.

    I was really going to try, but I won't be able to make it tonight.

    May 14

  • Deborah E.

    Yes, the event is still on. Unless there's a weather issue, last-minute speaker cancellation, or venue issues, our plans are to announce cancellations the day before the event.

    3 · May 14

  • Eric M.

    I would also like to know if this event is still happening?

    May 14

  • Lynne T.

    Are we still on for this evening? Hope so!

    May 14

  • Hubert Sawyers I.

    I was planning to attend, but I got booked to teach PPC at the exact same time. Rock it, Tifani! I'll have to catch your next one.

    May 8

    • Deborah E.

      Glad you joined the group, Hubert. Sorry you can't make it this month. Hope your PPC talk goes well!

      May 9

  • Lynne T.

    I have had too many fraud problems with PayPal -- in fact, one is pending now. Can I pay at the door? I won't use PayPal, for sure.

    April 28

  • Lynne T.

    I really need this session!

    April 28

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