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FREE introductory talk on Copyright for Writers


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I will be giving a basic, introductory talk on copyright this Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7:30 pm at Grand River Unitarian (who is providing the venue at no cost!), 299 Sydney Street, Kitchener ON.

The event is free (thanks GRU!), and it is structured to provide creators (with a particular focus on writing) with food for thought.

Here is the blurb:

A Writer’s Guide to Basic Copyright

Do you write? Are you considering launching a blog, starting a newsletter or publishing short stories, memoirs or a novel?

These days, it’s easier than ever to get your work “out there”–between online articles, e-books and print on demand, the entire publishing model is changing.

As a creator, you own the copyright in your work–but do you know what this means? If your book gets published, and you subsequently learn that it is being pirated, what are your options?

This talk will be focused on basic rights and the options you have as a copyright holder–the essentials that writers should be aware of and start thinking about as they move towards sharing their work with a wider audience. A decision about when and how to assert your rights to a work will depend on a number of factors, and the more you know, as an author, the more informed a choice you can make.

For those interested, I will also have copies for sale (at the discounted price of $15) of the novel that inspired this talk–a pseudonymous Historical Fantasy that was pirated within three weeks of its original release. The book itself has nothing to do with the topic, but my response to that experience is what got me thinking–and wishing I’d done more thinking about the issues ahead of time.

Hope you can make it!


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