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SPC Publishing Workshop on Copyright and Libel (fwd)



For Immediate Release
Contact Karin Taylor at 212/764-7021

SPC PUBLISHING WORKSHOP ON COPYRIGHT AND LIBEL

Prepublication Legal Review of Manuscripts will be the third in a series of
seven
publishing workshops, co-sponsored by The New York Times  with the support =
of
Publishers Weekly. The workshop will take place at the Small Press Center o=
n
Tuesday, January 19, 1999 from 5.30 to 7.30pm.  This workshop will demonstr=
ate
how to avoid costly copyright infringement and libel suits.  A panel of leg=
al
experts will answer questions concerning common publishing perils, includin=
g
copyright infringement, right of privacy and libel. Particular attention wi=
ll
be paid to obtaining copyright clearances, releases, disclaimers, and
publishers=92 liability insurance. The moderator is Lloyd Jassin, Publishin=
g
Attorney, co-author The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook.  Panelists
include: Dori Hanswirth, a partner in the Communications and Litigation
Departments of Squadron, Ellenoff, Plesent & Sheinfeld, LLP;  Niko Pfund,
Director, New York University Press; Kathy Schulz, Associate General Counse=
l,
New York University and Barbara Zimmerman, President, BZ/Rights and
Permissions, Inc.

The workshop will run from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and will be followed by an
informal reception.
Individual workshop: $30.00 (non-members); $20.00 (Small Press Center
members). =20
Series subscription for the remaining 5 workshops: $125.00 (non-members);
$70.00 (members).  To ensure a  place, early registration is encouraged.
Location: Small Press Center, 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.
Registration by mail must be accompanied by a check.  For  more information=
:
212/764-7021 (tel); 212/354-5365 (Fax); smallpress@aol.com (e-mail.) or vis=
it
our web site at www.smallpress.org.

THE SMALL PRESS CENTER.  At the center of the small press movement since it=
s
founding in 1984 by Whitney North Seymour, Jr., the Small Press Center is
located in a literary landmark building at 20 West 44th Street, in the shad=
ow
of the New Yorker  and Algonquin Hotel.  For over fourteen years, the Small
Press Center has served as a resource for independent publishers, writers a=
nd
other creators, encouraging excellence in publishing. The Center offers
educational programs, sponsors the annual Small Press Book Fair, and mainta=
ins
a reference library at its mid-Manhattan location.  The Center is co-founde=
r,
with the Publishers Marketing Association (PMA), of Small Press Month (Marc=
h
1999.)  A non-profit  501 (c) (3) organization, the Center is an educationa=
l
program of the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesman of the City of New
York.  =20
The Small Press Center gratefully acknowledges the support of  The New York
Times Company and Publishers Weekly.


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