Authors need to protect themselves from potential lawsuits by understanding the definitions of defamation, libel and slander.
A contract between an author and illustrator can prevent misunderstanding, protect copyright, and clarify who owns the final work.
Registering your copyright isn’t necessary, but it’s an excellent way to protect your intellectual property and required for a lawsuit.
Kelley Way defines the difference between copyright and trademark and how to correctly apply them to authors’ creative work.
Copyright infringement is a longstanding problem. The Copyright Claims Board is an affordable, user-friendly solution for authors.
Kelley Way explains how you can use a copyrighted work thanks to de minimis. It’s no guarantee, but de minimis helps you see if your usage is legally sound.