Sharon Givoni is the author of Owning It: A Creative’s Guide to Copyright, Contracts and the Law published by Creative Minds Publishing (2015).
Not a legal text in the usual sense, this book explains in plain English how the law applies to creative industries. Packed with real-life case studies and user-friendly summaries, Owning It takes complicated legal concepts and distils them into language that doesn’t require a legal background to understand. Applicable to any creative person or business owner, this comprehensive and essential book will guide you through the legal challenges and pitfalls of intellectual property, leaving you feeling armed with knowledge and proactive ways to protect your livelihood.
Across 39 colourful and engaging chapters, the book covers legal areas such as:
- Ownership of IP
- Moral rights
- Trade marks
- Consumer laws and advertising copy
- Cultural icons
- Internet and social media
- Creative Commons
- Naming your business (including domain name protection and avoiding legal disputes)
- Collecting societies
- Resale royalty rights
- Trade promotions
- Insurance for your business
- Legal remedies
- Model releases
This guide will point you in the right direction regarding: the protection of your designs, trade marks, copyright, reputation, confidential information and other intellectual property (IP); how not to inadvertently infringe someone else’s rights; contract basics; licensing; how the law applies online and to certain aspects of social media; and much more.
For more information or to purchase Owning It visit Creative Minds Publishing