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Copyright Law—What All Writers Must Know

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Cowork Frederick

122 East Patrick Street

Frederick, MD 21701

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Write Directions Institute: Copyright Law - What Every Writer Should Know

Attention all writers! It doesn’t matter whether you write fiction or nonfiction, are published or not, your work is subject to a variety of intellectual property laws, most specifically copyright law. That’s why it’s critical to know how and when to protect yourself.

In this 90-minute class you will learn:

  • the principles of copyright law, what it protects and for how long.
  • why, when and how writers should register their work.
  • how to assert and protect your copyright in print and online.
  • what types of works fall within the fair use doctrine and other authorized uses of copyrighted works, including Creative Commons licenses.
  • how to deal with licensing agreements with publishers and other parties.

If you have questions about this class or need help registering, just email us at wdi@coworkfrederick.com.

About your instructor, Matthew S. Johnston

Matt Johnston is an attorney who works exclusively with small businesses and many creative professionals, providing services ranging from starting businesses to acting as a general counsel to medium-sizede businesses. Matt also provides copyright and trademark counseling to all clients. You can read more about Matt’s practice, his writings on various legal topics here. Follow Matt on Facebook and Twitter.

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This class is held in a historic building, requiring climbing 4 steps to enter. The class room is on the second floor. There is no elevator or handicap access. We want to make you aware of this now to avoid any surprises the day of class.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel at least 5 days before the day of the class, 50% of your registration fee will be refunded. No refund is available if less than 5 days notice is given.


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