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Jodé Millman

The Writer’s Law School: Protecting your Artistic Rights



For writers, it’s difficult to obtain information about protecting your rights in your creative projects. And if you do, it’s difficult to decipher the “legalese.” In this workshop designed for writers, we’ll cover the basics of copyrights, trademarks and key provisions of publishing contracts so that you’ll understand the fine print without having a law degree.



  • In this session, you'll learn:
  • The differences between Copyright, Trademarks, Patents and Service Marks
  • The Copyright Registration Process and the CASE law
  • What is the Public Domain?
  • What is the Fair Use Doctrine?
  • Which Business Entity is best for my writing career?
  • What are the Right of Privacy, Libel and Slander?
  • The Anatomy of a Publishing Deal-Contract Basics
  • Resources to help you protect your rights


More about Jodé

In addition to the award-winning author of THE MIDNIGHT CALL, Jodé has been an attorney for more than 40 years with practical experience in Intellectual Property Law. She is a contributing editor of “The Kaminstein Legislative History Project: A Compendium and Analytical Index of Materials Leading to the Copyright Act of l976," holds a Masters in English Literature specializing in Law and Literature, the author of the best-selling Broadway Series “SEATS: NEW YORK,” a producer/host of the popular podcast, “Backstage with the Bardavon” and a book reviewer for Booktrib.com and the New York Journal of Books. Her new thriller, HOOKER AVENUE, will be available in April 2022.

To learn more about Jodé, check out her website at www.jodemillman.com.