One great thing about the SinC Hollywood conference is that I learned so much about so many things, including why IP rights are important. I’ve always taken the position that knowing and controlling the IP rights to your material is essential for anyone who wants to write for a living.
My vlog for this week only scratches the surface about what I learned about the importance of IP rights at the conference. There’ll be more to come on this, so please subscribe to my YouTube channel or stick with me here.
Thank you for sharing, Debbi! Should I ever write a book where you play a cameo role, I’ll ask you first 🙂 One thing that came to mind is how does one not inadvertently use another author’s IP by accident?
I’m not entirely sure I understand the question. But let me know if this helps.
Anything you write that is the product of your own thoughts is original content. Facts aren’t copyrightable, but the way you express yourself in writing is.
Just don’t use other people’s work, unless it constitutes fair use. It would take a long time to explain the fair use concept, so I’ll leave that question alone.
BTW, don’t rely on this answer as legal advice. This disclaimer is standard lawyer language for “don’t rely on me or sue me, okay”? 🙂