Event Information

New and Perennial Legal Issues in Publishing

September 12, 2018 - 11:30 AM
Open Book (Target Performance Hall), 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis
Member price: $20
Non-member price: $25

Event Description

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.

Where & When
Open Book (Target Performance Hall)
1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis
Wednesday, September 12, 2018; 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Check-in Information
Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. The program starts at noon. Fees, which include lunch, are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. If space allows walk-ins, those without reservations will be charged $30 at the door.

We also offer a limited number of student tickets (with a student ID): $15 in advance.
Reservations are nonrefundable.

Parking Information
There is a small side lot next to the Open Book building (just past the building on the right as you are heading east on Washington; for those heading west, turn on 10th or 11th and go down the alley to access the lot). If the Open Book lot is full, other options are:

• Meters along 10th and 11th; most cost $1.00/hour
• Guthrie ramp. Enter on 9th Ave (between Washington & 2nd Street S)
• Municipal parking ramp across from the Mill City Museum


If you prefer to pay at the door by cash or check, please email us with your reservation request.

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