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The Writer’s Law School – in-person event

October 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Curtis Gallery

For artists and writers, it’s difficult to obtain information about protecting your rights of your creative projects. And if you do, it’s difficult to decipher the “legalese.” For those whose output is creative, 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

Plus, resources to help you protect your rights.


Jodé Millman is a multi-award-winning author of HOOKER AVENUE and THE MIDNIGHT CALL and has been an attorney for more than 40 years with practical experience in Intellectual Property Law, a law professor at University of Detroit Mercy Law School.  She has presented “The Writer’s Law School” to national and international literary and visual arts organizations and public libraries. 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.


October 12, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Curtis Gallery
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States


Laura Cavers