Creating, Using, and Selling Your Copyright Online class with Melynda Nuss
August 7, 2019 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
About the Event:
Hosted by the Writer's League of Texas, this online class covers the basics of protecting your copyright, using other authors’ copyrighted material (fair use), and negotiating contracts to sell your copyrighted work to publishers and others. This class has two parts.
- First, it covers some common questions about copyright, including when your copyright is created, whether you have to place any sort of mark on your copyrighted material to indicate that it’s copyrighted, and whether you have to register your copyright for it to be valid. We will also talk about when you can use someone else’s copyrighted material – art, song lyrics, etc. – in your writing.
- Second, we will talk about some common terms in publishing contracts and self-publishing agreements. There is no such thing as a “standard” publishing contract – especially with the explosion of small publishing houses competing for new authors. We will talk about points that you can negotiate with publishers, and things that you should watch out for in agreements to publish your book.
This class will focus on establishing copyright, using poems, song lyrics, and other copyrighted material in your work, and negotiating publishing contracts. Screenplays will be covered.Back to the event calendar