Publishing Law
Publishing Law



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Course Description

This course was recorded on July 17, 2018

This course is an introduction to the laws that pertain to publishing and is targeted at general practitioners who wish to better serve publishers, authors, literary agents and other clients who work in the publishing industry. Topics include the dealing with authors and literary agents, publisher-author contracts, vetting the books, copyright basics, distribution and sales, and the legal issues created by books in the digital age.


Attorney Leonard DuboffLeonard Duboff
Leonard specializes in complex business and intellectual property including art law. He is licensed to practice law in Oregon; New York; several United States District Courts; United States Court of Appeals, Second, Ninth, and Federal Circuits; the United States Customs Court; United States Court of International Trade; United States Supreme Court; United States Tax Court; and United States Patent Court. He is also a member of the National Native American Bar Association. As a practicing attorney, Leonard DuBoff is experienced in transactional work, such as contract drafting, incorporating, and the registration of copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property. His litigation experience primarily focuses on complex business cases and intellectual property cases.

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Attorney Amanda BryanAmanda Bryan
Amanda Bryan graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Music and received her Master’s Degree in Writing with an emphasis in Book Publishing from Portland State University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lewis and Clark Law School with a certificate in Intellectual Property law. Amanda was the National Jurist Law Student of the year for Oregon and was the recipient of numerous academic scholarships and awards. She was the ghost writer for a book on entertainment law while in law school and edited a case book on copyright law. She is a practicing lawyer representing clients from all over the world specializing in intellectual property including copyright, trademark and related subjects. Amanda ran a digital publishing services company for many years and, in addition to practicing law, now teaches intellectual property and copyright law in the Book Publishing Master’s Program at Portland State University.

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  1. Dealing with Authors and Literary Agents/li>
  2. Publisher – Author Contracts/li>
  3. Vetting the books you publish/li>
  4. Copyright and Related Registrations/li>
  5. The Internet and Books in the Digital Age/li>
  6. Distribution and Sales