Copyright Tips for Writers

Attorney Mike Kroll will talk about copyright issues that are specific to writers and authors. What type of rights do publishers ask for and what do they mean? What does fair use mean when you want to quote another writer’s work in your writing? What steps you should take if you feel your work has been infringed? He will also cover the use of song lyrics in writing and using quotes at the beginning of chapters or stories.

Thursday, January 27, 2022, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
There will be a 40 minute presentation followed by 20 minutes for questions

This free event is exclusively for members of Lake Superior Writers. But you can join today and take advantage of this unique opportunity! Click here to see all the benefits of membership and join online.

Registration Deadline is Wednesday, January 26

Michael Kroll is Director Counsel, Intellectual Property for Target Corporation in Minneapolis.  Mike has been with Target for over 14 years and his team handles a variety of intellectual property matters for Target, including all copyright issues, online enforcements, domain name issues, social media and advertising matters, IP disputes and various IP agreements.  Mike also provides intellectual property training for Target’s employees and vendors.  Prior to joining Target, Mike practiced trademark and copyright law in the Minneapolis office of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. 

Michael Kroll’s services for this event are being provided through LegalCORPS, which is a nonprofit organization that provides free assistance in non-litigation business law matters to low-income owners of small businesses, small nonprofit organizations and low-income innovators in Minnesota — through the services of volunteer attorneys.  Its mission is to expand access to the legal system — in the area of business law — to many who otherwise would be left out.