On Thursday, March 23rd I presented a Lunch & Learn at the University of New Hampshire School of Law’s Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property.
I covered 203 copyright transfer termination rights mechanics, the post-2013 response of copyright creators and copyright-industries when the first termination “window” opened for post-1977 transfers, and stakeholder and commentator forecasts about whether the anticipated termination tidal wave of destruction is more academic than real.
Copyright transfer termination permits a copyright creator to reclaim control of his or her copyright several decades after transferring the right. This applies to all copyright transfers no matter what a contract may say about a perpetual transfer. Creators cannot waive this right. But they can forfeit it if they are not careful.
In fact, some creators have already forfeited their rights if they transferred copyright in 1978 and failed to serve notice of termination by 2016.
I offered some preliminary conclusions on the future of copyright-dependent industries in light of the 203 termination right.
Watch, listen and learn!
On Thursday, August 8th, Professor Evans will present the popular Legal Matters that Matter teleclass to over 2000 members of the “Write Your Book in 30 Days” Challenge, created by Andrew Morrison and co-facilitated by Joy Farrington.
- how copyright is created and protected
- what is considered a fair use in print and on the Internet
- what can and cannot be copyrighted
- how legally to refer to real people, places, and events in one’s own work
- the real deal about the myth of the Poor Man’s copyright
- the critical timing of when to register your work with the Copyright Office
- the most common contracts involved in securing, licensing and transferring copyright and other rights
- things to consider when you are sealing the deal
The workshop is based on the award-winning Literary Entrepreneur Series of books Literary Law Guide for Authors, Copyright Companion for Writers and Contracts Companion for Writers.
- Build their brand
- Gain New Customers
- Build Trust with Potential Customers
- Attract Media Attention
- Build an Author Platform
- Becoming known as an Expert in their Industry
- Creating a Stream of Passive Income
The legal market has recently experienced a dramatic shift as lawyers seek out alternative methods of practicing law and providing more affordable legal services. Virtual law practice is revolutionizing the way the public receives legal services and how legal professionals work with clients. Attorney and author Stephanie L. Kimbro is one of the revolutionaries leading the way and educating others as she does.
I had the great pleasure of moderating a panel at this year’s American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Conference on which Kimbro served. The panel, titled Technological Innovation in Practice and Education, included Kimbro’s insights as a trailblazing legal practitioner who conducts her entire law practice virtually.
If you are interested in this form of practicing law, Virtual Law Practicewill help you:
- Responsibly deliver legal services online to your clients
- Successfully set up and operate a virtual law office
- Establish a virtual law practice online through a secure, client-specific portal
- Manage and market your virtual law practice
- Understand state ethics and advisory opinions
- Find more flexibility and work/life balance in the legal profession
Kimbro’s practical guide also provides case studies of individual virtual law practices along with client scenarios to show how web-based technology may be used by legal professionals to work with online clients and avoid malpractice risks.