GWA Webinar Series Recording: Your Contracts & Your Publisher: Staying on Top of Legal Issues in 2017 (and beyond...)
Recorded Wednesday, November 8, 2017
The adage that a contract is not relevant until it is breached is only partly true. A well-drafted, written contract is the foundation for authorial success. Writers who, by way of their contracts, know exactly what they are to write and how they are to be paid are confident in both their economic status and writing results.
GWA legal counsel, John Hazard will discuss the important parts of publishing contracts, including recurring issues that writers (particularly first-time authors) encounter in such agreements including terms, copyrights, payment provisions, indemnification and much more.
About John Hazard
John Hazard's practice includes all areas of nonprofit corporate and tax law including antitrust, tax, contracts, human resource matters, mergers, compensation, and intellectual property.
He has worked with and represents associations and companies of all types including publicly traded and private corporations, trade and professional groups, foundations, charities, and sports groups. He has litigated numerous trademark infringement matters both in the U.S. and abroad, as well as domain name disputes and general corporate matters. He has been very successful in stopping trademark infringement for many of his clients and regularly assists in developing intellectual property policing and registration programs on a world-wide basis.
He has been a partner with Webster, Chamberlain & Bean, LLP since 1988 and is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C. and Virginia.