The Changing World of Digital Rights & Publishing Agreements

Dana Newman (Dana Newman)
Manage Empire-Hudson
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Join Dana Newman as she discusses the changing world of digital rights and publishing agreements. Authors, agents, and publishers alike will appreciate this workshops which promises to offer a clearer understanding of the issues, with topics to be addressed including:

  • New business models for the licensing of rights
  • Advances and royalties
  • Digital/new media rights
  • Options
  • Permissions
  • The changing definition of “out-of-print”
  • Retained rights/reversion of rights
  • Changes/interpretations of “non-compete” clauses
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Dana Newman

Dana Newman

Dana Newman is a transactional and intellectual property attorney, advising creators and
businesses on contracts, copyrights, trademarks, and licensing. She focuses her practice
on publishing, technology and start-ups, and also works as an independent literary
agent, representing authors of practical and narrative non-fiction. She has extensive in-
house legal experience with Moviola and its affiliates, providers of entertainment and
communications technologies. Having worked in the entertainment industry during
the transition from analog to digital platforms in film editing and audio recording, she’s
excited about the revolution happening in publishing and enthusiastically embraces new
technologies and business models for the creation and distribution of books. She holds a
B.A. in Comparative Literature from U.C. Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of San
Francisco School of Law. She wrote “Copyright Grants: as Powerful as Kryptonite?”
published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, and co-authored the chapter on Technology
and Intellectual Property Rights in the book Emerging Companies Guide: A Resource for
Professionals and Entrepreneurs, Second Edition (American Bar Association 2011).

  • Publishers Weekly
  • Ingram Content Group
  • COPIA
  • codeMantra
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Blackboard
  • Bowker
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Innodata
  • Jouve North America
  • MarkLogic
  • Newgen KnowledgeWorks
  • Océ North America
  • Temis
  • Aptara
  • Atex
  • LibreDigital
  • Media Services Group
  • MarkLogic
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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