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.

Suzanne Derry is a senior solicitor at the Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law), where she has worked for over a decade. Suzanne has worked for a number of community legal centres and a boutique entertainment law practice. 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.