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Friday, May 17


Madam Counselor Decodes Fair Use for Writers
To decide fair use cases, courts use a rubric composed of four factors: the purpose and character of your use, the nature of the copyrighted work, the amount and substantiality of the portion taken, and the effect of the use upon the potential market. But this framework isn’t the most helpful for regular people making real-life decisions about their art. This workshop goes beyond the four factors of the fair use test to provide a framework and resources for assessing real-life fair use applications in fiction and to keep writers OUT of the Cease and Desist Zone.

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Alex Bird Tillson

Writer & Entertainment Lawyer
Alex Bird Tillson is an Irish-Puerto Rican speculative fiction writer who graduated with a Journalism degree and Juris Doctorate from Indiana University in Bloomington. After fifteen years of entertainment law practice in Los Angeles, Alex now resides in West Palm Beach, Florida with... Read More →

Friday May 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hollywood Hills - 2nd floor
Saturday, May 18


Introduction to Publishing Contracts
This workshop will cover the basics needed to understand and negotiate your publishing contracts. Topics will include contract definitions, copyright, rights management, warranties and indemnities, and reversion of rights.  

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Rosemary Claire Smith

My interactive choose-your-own-adventure game, T-Rex Time Machine, is available from Choice of Games. My story, “Diamond Jim and the Dinosaurs” (April 2016), placed third in Analog's AnLab Readers' Poll. I draw on my background as an archaeologist to write fantasy, science fiction... Read More →

Saturday May 18, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beverly Hills - 2nd floor