Current Meeting


Speaker: Brianna Schofield
Topic: Untangling Copyright: A Crash Course for Creators

Date: January 20, 2018
Time: 10 am
Where: The Sequoia Yacht Club 441 Seaport Ct, Redwood City, CA 94063 (map)

$10 Members; $15 Non-Members; $5 Students/ID.
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From the moment you put pen to paper, copyright questions loom in the background. Is your work protected by copyright? Can you incorporate other authors’ works into your own? On what terms do you want to let publishers—or others—use your work? This presentation will provide a primer on copyright, fair use, and publishing terms. You will leave armed with practical information that will empower you to make informed copyright decisions so you can focus on your writing.

Bio: Brianna Schofield is the Executive Director of Authors Alliance, a nonprofit organization representing the interests of authors who want to take advantage of the digital age to share their creations with readers, promote the ongoing progress of knowledge, and advance the public good. She is a copyright expert and the co-author of a comprehensive, illustrated handbook to evaluating whether works are in the public domain, a guide that helps authors keep their books available to be read, and a guide to understanding open access. Schofield holds a JD from UC Berkeley, School of Law.