Copyright for Writers,
with Connie Hambley

Saturday, October 16, 2021

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

THIS FREE PROGRAM WILL BE ONLINE.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP.

It’s every writer’s nightmare. You read something that is just way too familiar, and it’s attributed to someone else. What do you do?

Maybe it’s your own work that doesn’t pass the sniff test. What exposes you to infringement claims, and how do you avoid pitfalls?

But wait! There’s more! What about that satirical rant you made on your blog? Or the character you put in your story that was heavily inspired by your (former) pal’s main character?

This session will make you think about inspirations, ideas, and words. It will introduce you to the ways writers can protect their work and themselves and will provide a basic understanding of current laws by highlighting recent cases. It will not, however, keep you out of trouble if you make an unwise decision.

Connie Johnson Hambley horrified her parents by using her law degree to write high-concept thrillers rather than pursue gainful employment. She’s written for Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Nature, Financial Advisor Magazine and other journals, but her passion is writing great suspense. Her high-concept thrillers weave fact and legal fiction into tales of modern-day crimes. Two of Connie’s novels in The Jessica Trilogy won the Best English Fiction literary award at the EQUUS International Film Festival in New York City. Her short stories appear in New England’s Best Crime Stories: Windward and Snowbound, Mystery Weekly magazine, and the upcoming Mystery Writers of America anthology, Crime Hits Home, edited by S.J. Rozan. Connie is past president and a featured speaker of Sisters in Crime New England, a member of Mystery Writers of America, and is co-chair of New England Crime Bake writers’ conference.

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