061: Copyright, Trademarks & Other Legal Matters for Writers and Authors (w/ Gordon Firemark)
November 10, 2017

Gordon Firemark is an expert in matters pertaining to the entertainment industry, particular theatre, film, television and music. Intellectual Property law is his forte’.

On this episode, Gordon will talk about copyright laws writers and authors need to know, what fair use is when quoting sources in your book, how to protect your intellectual property, how to become book publishing contract savvy, what constitutes a legally binding contract, and more.

In this episode, Gordon discusses:

  • Music rights for podcasters
  • What writers and authors need to consider when starting their businesses
  • Copyright, public domain, and fair use laws
  • Permission rights for using excerpts of other people’s work (including religious texts) in your books
  • Legal savvy for freelancers
  • Why you should talk to an attorney before signing a book contract
  • Protecting yourself when writing a memoir
  • Book titles and trademark laws
  • What the law says on writing biographies of famous people

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