An IP and Copyright Primer: What You Need to Know in an Ever-Evolving Publishing Landscape

Dana Newman (Dana Newman)
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In a world where authors must increasingly take responsibility for a much wider series of career-management decisions, perhaps none has bigger implications than key copyright and intellectual property decisions. Join Dana Newman, a specialist in these issues, as she runs down the fundamentals that any entrepreneurial author needs to manage in today’s shifting content and technology environment.

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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).


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