Classes & Workshops

An Introduction to Legal Issues for Self-Publishing Authors

Instructor(s): Vanessa Hanks
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.
Beginner Beginner Beginner

This workshop is an introduction to copyright law and other legal considerations for self-publishing authors. Self-publishing authors are responsible for many aspects of publishing once reserved for traditional publishing houses, such as reviewing manuscripts for possible copyright infringement, trademark tarnishment, or privacy issues. This workshop provides a basic overview of copyright law and registration; questions of fair use; trademark, privacy, and state laws that need to be considered; what to do if your work is infringed on; and when an attorney should be consulted. As an author, you do not need to be an attorney, but you should be legally savvy.