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Free bimonthly podcast hosted by noted literary and intellectual property lawyer and author of Literary Law Guide for Authors: Copyright, Trademark and Contracts in Plain Language, Tonya Evans-Walls. In a lively and engaging format, Tonya delivers key information and hot topics about copyright, trademark, publishing and other contracts and more to writers at every level of their writing career. She also fields questions commonly asked by writers and her clients, and provides answers and real life examples to bring challenging issues to life so that writers can protect and prosper from their work.


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Podcast #7
Orphan Works: Using Other People's Work
When it's Difficult to Locate the Copyright Owner

In this episode, noted intellectual property and publishing lawyer Tonya Evans-Walls discusses whether it is OK to use other people's copyrighted work without permission when it is difficult or impossible to locate the owner. This issue is also known as the "orphan works" problem and was addressed recently by the Copyright Office and Congress.

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