News by Peter Derk September 30, 2014
A New Jersey woman claims her memoirs were ripped off and turned into the Disney hit 'Frozen'.
Column by Jessica Meddows August 29, 2014
The publishing industry is a complicated legal beast. We've discussed copyright before, and this month, we look at what trademarks are and how you use them.
Column by Jessica Meddows April 30, 2014
Published authors will receive a litany of contracts over their career. At what stage do you need a lawyer?
Column by Jessica Meddows March 11, 2014
After discussion on Twitter and a trial-run with author Jessica Gross, Amtrack opened its residency applications to writers on March 8, 2014. But some of the terms and conditions are a bit curious...
Column by Jessica Meddows January 31, 2014
Most bloggers aren’t aware of the legal issues relevant to blogging, or how to protect themselves adequately from issues arising. This column aims to build awareness on this topic.
Column by Jessica Meddows
There isn't a legal moratorium on social media - laws that apply to writing still apply on channels like Facebook and Twitter. But what can't you say? And what rights do you retain?
News by Dean Fetzer January 15, 2013
The suicide of the internet activist has caused waves in a number of communities - and scholars around the world are posting free PDF copies of their work in his memory.
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen April 17, 2012
An unclear portion of Ireland's copyright law is keeping some early James Joyce manuscripts in limbo--and away from the public--as one thorny scholar and the National Library wrestle for rights.
News by Rob Hart January 19, 2012
The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that Congress can re-copyright works in the public domain--a disappointing ruling, and a potential threat to artistic expression.