Speaker: Lucille Ponte
Topic:
Copyright or Copy Wrong?
The Basics of Copyright for Authors

Date Changed to: June 26, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to noon
In-Person & Zoom Meeting — Register for Zoom here

New Location: Fairfield Inn
7090 Cypress Terrace
Fort Myers, FL 33907

What are my rights to my creative works as an author? Can people use the contents of my books and stories without my permission? Are there limits on my uses of another’s creative works in my books? In this educational talk, author and former law professor Lucille Ponte will help unravel the mysteries of the basics of copyright and address issues of copyright registration and infringement of creative works.  Her presentation will also consider key defenses to claims of copyright infringement, such as public domain and fair use. A great opportunity to learn more about protecting your rights to your literary works. (for educational purposes only, not intended as legal advice)

A legal educator for more than 31 years, Lucille Ponte taught a wide range of business law and intellectual property courses. She published textbooks on dispute resolution and contract law and wrote scholarly articles on copyright, trademark, and legal policy. She previously served as in-house counsel for technology firms and governmental agencies in Massachusetts. As a fiction author under the pen name Bridges DelPonte, her legal mystery, Deadly Sacrifices won a Royal Palm Literary Award (2d place – unpublished mystery) from the Florida Writers Association. She has also published an underwater fantasy novel, Bridles of Poseidon, a children’s book, The Little Dusties – The Roar of the Silver Dragon (with illustrator, Michelle Bakay), and numerous short stories in anthologies. She is represented by Kelli Martin at Wendy Sherman Associates, Inc., a literary management firm in New York. To learn more about Bridges, check out her author website: bridgesdelponte.com

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    […] Gulf Coast Writers Association, Saturday, June 26, 10:00 am, “Copyright or Copy Wrong? The Basics of Copyright for Authors” with Bridges DelPonte, both in-person (Fairfield Inn, 7090 Cypress Terrace, Fort Myers, FL 33907) and via Zoom (registration information to follow). This is an educational seminar and not intended as legal advice. For more info check out: https://gulfwriters.org/home-new/bridges-delponte-speaker-june-2021/ […]