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Interns Are Slaves: Chinese Walls Are Nonsense

More great news you need and enlightening analysis from the confluence of writing and the law. Presented by leading lawyer Donna Ballman with literary agent Peter Cox. Download the show as mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to our shows by Email Be a wonderful human being and support us with a donation Picture by […]

Don’t Like The Book? Sue The Author!

Should authors sign non-complete clauses?  Can you include song lyrics in your manuscript? And readers suing authors for books they don’t happen to like… it seems to be a growing, and disturbing, trend… Presented by Donna Ballman with Peter Cox. Download the show as mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to our shows by Email […]

Mike Tyson’s Tattoo & A Renegade Agent

Who owns the copyright to Mike Tyson’s facial tattoo?  And other intriguing legal issues on this edition of the internet’s favorite show about writing and the law. Presented by Donna Ballman with Peter Cox. Download the show as mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to our shows by Email Be a wonderful human being and […]

The Right of Publicity

The Right of Publicity is your right to control the commercial use of your name, image, likeness or identity.  Fair enough, you may think – everyone ought to be able to control whether your image is used in a commercial context. Trouble is, the Right of Publicity can survive the death of the individual… and […]

Amnesia

“I have a question about issues of legal identity”, asks a Debriefer listener.  “If a character cannot remember who she is – and authorities are for whatever reason unable to discover her identity – what options are there…?” Great question – and a fascinating answer in this edition! Download the show as mp3 file Subscribe […]

Incitement

“Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office. Shoot a fully automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly” advertised Giffords’ 2010 Congressional opponent Jesse Kelly… free speech or incitement to murder?  Plus…  authors entering the public domain this year… Amazon going Orwellian on us once again… and what happens after you kill off the parents? (in your plot, that […]

Introducing Donna’s Domain

What do The Diary of Adrian Mole, Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose and WikiLeaks have in common?  You’ll be amazed!  Plus fake reviews… fake kisses… and ways you can use the law to give your stories more depth. Don’t forget – you can post topics for Donna to discuss in Donna’s Domain inside […]