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Legal Essentials for Publishers and Authors

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A recording of this session is now available to view. IBPA members can log-in and access it here.

About the Program:

Are you publishing a book with quoted material and unsure if you need permission from the source? Do you wonder if your publishing agreement protects you the way it should? If you’re looking for answers to these legal questions (and more!), you’ve come to the right place.

Join Stacy Grossman, an attorney with more than 20 years of experience, on March 16, 2016 as she provides answers to essential legal questions, including:

  • What are the definitions of “libel” and “invasion of privacy,” and what best practices guard against them?
  • When is it necessary to get permission to quote material?
  • What exactly is “fair use?”
  • What’s the best way to find out whether content is in the public domain?
  • What legal issues should we be aware of when using content from the internet?
  • What are key issues in publishing agreements?
  • Who is responsible for vetting manuscripts?

Stacey will stay on for a special Q&A session after the live presentation. We encourage questions, so come prepared!


About the Presenter:

new-stacyStacy Grossman is an attorney with more than 20 years of experience representing individuals and businesses in connection with intellectual property and publishing matters. Prior to founding her own firm in 2014, Stacy was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at News Corporation, where she advised clients including HarperCollins and the New York Post. Previously, she was a principal at Fish & Richardson PC, specializing in trademark and copyright litigation.

Stacy attended Brown University and Boston University School of Law. She is a member of the Copyright Society, the International Trademark Association, the Board of Directors of Women’s Media Group, and serves on a panel of attorneys that provides advice to members of The Authors Guild.

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