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Writers! Free Legal Workshop Just For You!

Contracts confuse you? Perplexed by copyright? Someone saying mean things about you? Bring your questions for Attorney Spatt to the Free Legal Workshop for Writers, Thursday, November 15, 4-6pm, Performance Space, 115 Empire Street.

Writers may have to deal with a number of legal issues in the course of their career involving copyrights, defamation, and the rights of privacy and publicity. Contracts often require knowledge of these issues as well as issues of publishing; agents; options; collaborations and the various rights that can be preserved or lost in a these contracts. Learn the basics of how to protect your rights as a writer, how not to step on the rights of others, and how to avoid a lawsuit when you do.

David Spatt is a 30-year practicing New York and Rhode Island Arts/Entertainment Attorney, an Associate Professor of Legal Studies at Johnson & Wales, the co-author of the Artist’s Friendly Legal Guide, and past-adjunct Sports & Entertainment Law professor at Roger Williams University School of Law. As founder of Ocean State Lawyers for the Arts, he created the artslaw.org website and has provided thousands of hours in legal services, lectures and workshops to Rhode Island artists and arts organizations, including AS220.