Copyright workshop set for Oct. 29 at NSU

Northwestern State University will host a copyright workshop for creative professionals in Natchitoches this Saturday, Oct. 29.  Mark J. David, entertainment/copyright attorney and author of “The Teacher’s Guide to Copyright” and “Legal Issues in the Music Industry,” will present the third in a series of ongoing legal workshops for creative professionals through Words in Progress Louisiana.

This workshop is designed specifically for musicians, songwriters, performers, writers, artists and other creative professionals who want to protect their intellectual property and creative work from theft and illegal duplication.

The workshop will be from 1-3 p.m. in the art history lecture room, Room 206 of the Fine Arts Annex.

The workshop agenda includes the following:

•    Introduction
•    Why copyright?
•    What is copyright?
•    The 6 Exclusive Rights
•    Trademarks, Patents & Trade Secrets
•    Copyrightable works
•    Not copyrightable
•    Joint Authorship
•    Work-for-hire
•    Duration of protection
•    -BREAK-
•    Public Domain
•    Registration
•    Poor Man’s Copyright
•    Infringement
•    Damages
•    Fair Use (It ain’t what you think it is)
•    Questions

Admission is free for creative professionals who live and/or work in north Louisiana.

Those interested should RSVP to Debbie L. Hollis, director of Works in Progress Louisiana, at  Seating is limited. The workshop is sponsored in part by a from the Community Foundation of North Louisiana.