Last week was busy around here. I edited proofs for an anthology, finished up the last pass on one manuscript and received another. I also started making some holiday and business travel plans.
I also ended up doing a little research and fact-checking on legal issues surrounding writing, and when I found this link I knew that I wanted to share it. Ivan Hoffman, Attorney at Law, has a website offering relevant information for the entertainment professions, including Articles for Writers and Publishers. These articles are for educational purposes and are not legal advice. They should not be taken as blanket interpretations that apply to any situation, since, as his disclaimer explains, “the specific facts that apply to your matter may make the outcome different than would be anticipated by you.” They’re an excellent starting point, though, addressing important issues such as fair use, copyright, pen names, foreign rights and contracts, illustrated by relevant cases. With this collection of legal articles, Mr. Hoffman has provided a great resource for writers and editors alike.