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Experts Advise Independent Writers of Chicago (IWOC) on Protecting What’s “Write”-fully Theirs


A panel of experts advises writers on how to protect their works, particularly in light of the way the Internet has changed the world of intellectual property rights. Tuesday, March 13th, Chicago Athletic Club’s 7th Floor Lakeshore Room, 12 S. Michigan Ave. Program 6 p.m. Networking 5 p.m. Nonmembers, $15; IWOC members free. For more information, call 847-855-6670 or visit www.iwoc.org.

Chicago, IL, March 06, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Other than squirreling away your writings under your bed for no one to ever see, how can writers protect their Intellectual Property? It’s a concern that writers obsess over, and will be addressed at the next IWOC meeting on Tuesday, March 13th, when a panel of experts will be discussing “Intellectual Property Rights and Copyrights.”

In the last decade, the world of intellectual property rights has changed drastically – particularly in light of the Internet. Sure, it provides new venues for the sale of articles and other writing. But then, there’s its dark side, as it unlocks new avenues for piracy. How much ownership do you have? How can you continue to profit through posting on the Internet, or reprinting in other media? And what if your materials are being reused without your permission? Among the experts with the answers include E. Leonard Rubin, an intellectual property rights attorney and noted expert on copyrights and Internet law as it applies to writers. And Diana Laskaris, a property rights attorney specializing in copyright law as it applies to book authors and screenwriters.

The IWOC meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 13th at the Chicago Athletic Club’s 7th Floor Lakeshore Room, 12 S. Michigan Ave. Networking begins at 5 p.m. The main program is at 6 p.m. Admission is free to IWOC members, $15 to nonmembers. Following the meeting, attendees are invited to go to a nearby restaurant for a buy-your-own dinner to further discuss Roundtable topics or to continue networking. For more information, call 847-855-6670 or visit www.iwoc.org.

IWOC is a nonprofit professional association of freelance writers who work primarily throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. IWOC members serve large corporations, small businesses, and not-for-profit organizations; together they represent a broad range of writing talents and specialties.

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Independent Writers of Chicago (IWOC)
PMB 119 Voice: (847) 855-6670
1800 Nations Drive Ste. 117 Fax: (847)-855-4502
Gurnee, IL 60031 www.iwoc.org

CONTACT: LAURA STIGLER (773-248-0158)
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Independent Writers of Chicago
Laura Stigler
847-855-6670
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www.iwoc.org
PMB 119
Fax: (847)-855-4502
1800 Nations Drive Ste. 117
Gurnee, IL 60031

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