Contracts, copyright, insurance and payment: Legal issues for professional editors

Editors must consider a range of legal issues in their professional practice. Understanding these issues helps build better and more sustainable business practices. This workshop uses real-world examples to explain legal concepts that editors must consider in a common sense way.

This workshop will cover:
• Copyright
• Moral rights
• Contracts
• Debt
• Defamation
• Insurance
We will also be running a free legal advice clinic for workshop participants. This gives individual editors a chance to speak confidentially with a lawyer about their specific circumstance and legal questions. Don’t miss this chance to access legal advice specific to your situation, free of charge! Please note that due to time restrictions these sessions will have to be booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you have registered you will receive information about how to access the legal clinic.

Participants of this workshop will leave more knowledgeable and confident about their legal rights and responsibilities as an editor.

This workshop covers legal topics that are of relevance to editors, publishers and authors.

Trudie Sarks is a Senior Solicitor at the Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law). Prior to this role, Trudie worked as a Senior Associate in private practice, specialising in intellectual property law. Trudie has experience in advising clients in respect of a range of intellectual property issues including in particular copyright and trademarks. Trudie has also worked at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in Munich and undertaken internships at the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the World Trade Organization in Geneva. Arts Law is a not-for-profit community legal centre that offers free or low-cost, specialised legal advice, education and resources to artists and arts organisations across Australia.