February Dinner & Speaker
February 26, 2014
Meeting: 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Order drinks and food from the menu 5:30-6:45
(Happy Hour prices apply from 5:30-6pm )
“Copyright and Other Important Legal Stuff for Writers”
Speaker: Mark Wittow
This talk will cover what writers need to know but are afraid to ask. Our speaker promises to keep it fun and interesting as he uses some of great legal battles of our time to answer questions about copying, fair use, mash-ups, e-books, royalties and more. This will not be an evening of blah, blah, blah legalese. Bring your questions; Mark has the answers!
As a partner in the Seattle office of K&L Gates, a global law firm with over 2000 lawyers in 48 offices, Mark’s work focuses on counseling creators, publishers and distributors of content on intellectual property and licensing law, and transaction for acquiring, developing, marketing, licensing and distributing cloud services, software and devices.
Mark is a Washington state “Super Lawyer” for intellectual property and currently serves as the Pacific Northwest chapter chair of the Copyright Society of the USA and formerly chaired the American Bar Association’s Information Technology Division. Mark is an active volunteer counselor and speaker for the Washington Lawyers for the Arts and for the EDGE professional development program of the Artist Trust of Washington.
Mark Wittow is a writer as well. He has co-authored several book chapters and numerous articles on legal issues, which he considers among the most challenging but satisfying things he has done. He sincerely admires anyone who writes, edits or publishes.
Location: Nicki’s Bella Marina
Upstairs in the Skyline Room
2615 S Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225
Seating is limited, RSVP to ensure you get a seat.