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New and Perennial Legal Issues in Publishing

September 12, 2018 @ 4:30 pm


Curious about how your contracts and practices would need to change if you adopted subscription services as a method of distribution? Considering adding a morality clause into your contracts with authors to deal with “bad” behavior or falsified information? Need clarification on just what is fair use, what constitutes plagiarism, and what type of content would be considered defamation or an infringement of the right of privacy or publicity?

Our 2018–19 MBPR season begins with a journey into the legal world of publishing. In this keynote presentation, Minneapolis attorney David Koehser will address new challenges in contracts and copyright issues as well as cover the basic legal issues encountered by publishing professionals. Koehser will discuss how current or potential changes in the world of publishing may warrant updating your contracts and/or ways of doing business. He’ll also cover new legal issues that concern copyright, fair use, and more. The presentation will end with a Q&A session.

About David Koehser

David Koehser has been practicing copyright and publishing law and working with publishers for over thirty years. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota Law School. He is a past member of the Board of the Publishers Roundtable and has also served as chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Art & Entertainment Law Section and the Hennepin County Bar Association Business & Securities Law Section. Koehser publishes a quarterly newsletter entitled Publishing and Merchandise Licensing Law Update.


September 12, 2018
4:30 pm


Open Book, Target Auditorium
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States
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