View Full Version : At a writers' conference . . .

01-29-2010, 01:49 AM
If you are planning to attend a writers' conference and there was going to be an IP attorney there discussing Copyright and Publishing law, what would you, as a writer, find interesting and useful if you had to sit down and listen for a while?

Ms Hollands
01-29-2010, 02:42 PM
I'd like to know how the boundaries bare defined between national and international law, and how those laws are applied across mediums such as the internet. It's probably been discussed a million times, but it doesn't seem to be an area with much clarity.

01-29-2010, 07:59 PM
Thanks, April. This is helpful.

01-30-2010, 12:54 AM
I would find cautionary tales of people stealing stuff and getting busted the most entertaining. And then some stories where it didn't look like the person/writer/publisher did anything wrong, but they did.

I always get bored when it's straight-up lecture, even if it's an interesting topic.

You might want to talk about the whole "poor man's copyright" of mailing the manuscript to yourself. I hear people talking about doing this all the time.