Can I quote song lyrics or poetry in my book? When can I incorporate other people’s photography and art in my own work? What if I want to write about a real person? Could I be sued for defamation? Am I allowed to use other people's artwork on my website promoting my book, or in my book trailer? In this webinar, publishing attorney and literary agent Jacqui Lipton will cover the publishing law basics, surveying copyright, fair use, defamation, privacy and contract law (contracts with agents and publishing houses and touch on contracts you might sign if you go the indie publishing route). Come along with your legal questions and concerns! Jacqui is a frequent commentator on legal and business issues in publishing and the author of Law and Authors: A Legal Handbook for Writers.


Details: A Primer on Publishing Law takes place Tuesday, November 28 from 6:30-8:30 pm remotely online via Zoom.

Prerequisite: None

Genre: All genres

Level: All levels

Format: Craft talk

Location: This class takes place remotely online via Zoom

Size: Limited to 35 participants

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
6:30 pm
8:30 PM
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Jacqui Lipton

Jacqui Lipton (LL.B., M.F.A., Ph.D.) writes academic texts about legal issues in the digital age. Her academic and professional work has focused on law in the digital age, with an emphasis on copyright, trademark, privacy, business and contract law.

This class takes place online via Zoom


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