Saturday, May 16, 2020

10:30 – 12:00 noon

Clues About Copyright (and Libel) for Authors—A webinar with Attorney Jim Wagstaffe hosted by the WVBR law firm

Attorney Jim WagstaffeWhile writing, have you ever wondered, Is it possible to slander the dead? Can I stage a murder on the observation deck of the Empire State Building? And—when do I need to call a lawyer?

As we put our work out to the public, it’s important to protect ourselves and our writing. Our May speaker, attorney Jim Wagstaffe, will help us navigate the protections and prohibitions of the law, including fair use. If you’re self-published, a knowledge of copyright law becomes even more crucial. You’ll need to know what images you can legally use on your website, social media or book cover. Jim’s talk will point you in the right direction for answers to your questions, so you can publish with confidence.

Jim Wagstaffe is one of the nation’s most sought-after First Amendment lawyers. His clients include authors, celebrities, magazines, newspapers, and more. He is the managing partner of the WVBR law firm in San Francisco. Voted Attorney of the Year (2017) by California Lawyer, he is also an author, speaker and teacher—an adjunct professor in Media Law at San Francisco State and at UC Berkley Hastings College of Law. He was recently voted one of the top 100 Super Lawyers in Northern California and recognized as a premier teacher of newly elected federal judges. He served as lead council for Susan Williams in trust disputes after the death of her husband, comedian and actor Robin Williams.

Join us

With our counties' social distancing guidelines in place, Jim's law firm is graciously extending their invitation to their Zoom room.

To register, if you're not a Coastal Cruisers chapter member, simply send an email to our Chapter President and she will get you on the list.

See you there!

SinC NorCal, Mystery Writers of America, and Romance Writers of America members, sisters, misters, and all kinds of folx are welcome at all Coastal Cruisers meetings.

To reduce the use of single-use cups, we encourage you to bring along your favorite mug or a bottle of water.