Publishing and writing law | Attorney Ivan Hoffman July 18th in Newbury park— Come learn your rights

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IWOSC/SPAWN MEETING JULY 18, 6:30 PM
AT NEWBURY PARK LIBRARY

 

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July 18 Meeting Topic

Publishing and Writing Law

with Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D.

Understand the basics you need to protect your writing

Come hear Ivan Hoffman, a publishing and writing attorney with over 45 years of experience, discuss key issues you need to know for your business with a pragmatic, “how to make money from your IP” approach.  After all, writers are all in the intellectual property business and a working knowledge of this complex area of the law is essential.

Publishing and writing and your ability to make money from your business depend on rights established under federal copyright and trademark law and common law as well as laws dealing with contracts and related matters. Without a knowledge of these laws and without valid agreements, what you have is nothing but an illusion and a house of cards. It only appears you are in business but in reality, you are not since given a controversy between you and the other party (and there is almost always a controversy), the house of cards can collapse and you risk losing your rights and the money that goes along with those rights. 

Mr. Hoffman will cover topics such as:

  1. The publisher/author agreement (including royalties, joint author issues, warranties and representations and many other provisions), agreements with illustrators (perhaps among the most important agreements you will enter into), agreements with editors, issues related to “work made for hire” agreements including the very important provisions under California law dealing with these agreements, fair use, foreign rights and other topics.
  2. Trademark law
  3. Online legal issues
  4. How to “work backwards”
There will be time for questions throughout the seminar so bring your questions along.
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RSVP for the meeting
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Ivan Hoffman Bio
 

Ivan Hoffman attended UCLA as an undergraduate (1961-1965) and law school (1965-1968).  He was in the Moot Court Honors Program.  He is now in his 45th year of practice. Mr. Hoffman practices in the fields of Writing and Publishing Law, Entertainment Law, Internet Law and Intellectual Property Law including issues related to copyrights, trademarks, licensing, agreements and similar matters. Mr. Hoffman has taught widely about these topics including at UCLA Extension. His website (www.ivanhoffman.com) is filled with many articles on these issues.
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PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE MOVED TO THE SPAWN.ORG WEBSITE. ALL FUTURE INFORMATION ON SPEAKERS AND TOPICS WILL BE LINKED TO HOME PAGE.
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Come join us at the Newbury Park Library meeting room at 6:30 pm.
We are open to all authors, writers and people curious about publishing.
Fee is $5 at the door, includes coffee, tea, snacks, and water.
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Click here to RSVP for our July 18 Meeting before 5 PM July 17.

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NOTE: ALL SPAWN MEMBERS WILL BE ADMITTED FREE OF CHARGE.
CHECK IN AT THE DESK TO HAVE THE $5 FEE WAIVED

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IWOSC/SPAWN MEETING
July 18 – 6:30 to 8 pm
 

Newbury Park Library
2331 Borchard Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(inside the shopping center at the corner of Michael and Borchard)

IWOSC and SPAWN are California nonprofits. Learn more about each organization at:www.IWOSC.org  or  www.SPAWN.org

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