Copyright Basics and Current Issues—What Editors Need to Know

March 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SD County Health Services Complex
3851 Rosecrans St
San Diego, CA 92110
Free for members; $10 for nonmembers
barbaramurphy2The majority of current U.S. copyright laws were written in the early 1970s—prior to the widespread availability of photocopiers, videotape, personal computers, and digital images.  We’ll discuss how those laws influence today’s publishing practices, what the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is, and why you should know now about proposed future changes, like the virtual Copyright Small Claims Court.

Barbara A. Murphy, our presenter, is a partner at Murphy Intellectual Property. Her practice includes all areas of intellectual property law, including procurement, licensing, and litigation of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. She received her J.D. cum laude from Wayne State University Law School and was an associate at the intellectual property firm Banner & Witcoff in Chicago, Illinois. She is admitted to the State Bars of Illinois and California, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

She regularly holds Tuesday Guru Hours at the Hera Hub in Sorrento Valley.

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Link to presentation handout: Circular 1: Copyright Basics (PDF)

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