Aug 10, 2009

"Write?? Know Your Rights: The Nuts and Bolts

California Lawyers for the Arts, in collaboration with V-cube Inc., is
pleased to present:

"Write?? Know Your Rights: The Nuts and Bolts

of the Google Book Settlement"
August 8-September 4, 2009

DESCRIPTION: The pending Google Book Search Copyright Class Action
Settlement has engendered international interest and comment from
authors, lawyers, publishers, librarians, booksellers, and internet
activists. In a special online seminar, California Lawyers for the Arts
volunteers Jerome Garchik, Esq., Peter Brantley, and David Weir will
explain the class action litigation background, the scope and purview of
the settlement, what books are covered by the settlement, the claim form
required for authors, agents, and publishers to claim $60-$300 per book,
and other issues. Under the proposed settlement
), authors must decide whether to
opt out of or file an objection to the settlement agreement by Friday,
September 4, 2009. This online seminar is a must for authors, publishers
and other copyright holders who want to make an informed decision on or
before September 4th.

SPEAKERS: Jerome Garchik, Esq has represented many authors and
photographers including Kay Boyle, Beverly Axelrod, Michael Walsh, and
publishers such as China Books, The Berkely Barb, and Genesis Magazine.
Jerome has been in private practice in San Francisco since 1972, and has
been a member of C.L.A. for over 25 years. He has been a moot court
coach and judge at Hastings, Bolt, and New College and an instructor on
labor law at S.F. City College. He received his Masters from Yale in
1967 and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1971.

Peter Brantley is the Director of Access for the Internet Archive. He
previously served as Executive Director for the Digital Library
Federation, a nonprofit international association of large research and
government libraries and allied institutions. He is a regular
contributor to the O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing weblog,
and serves on the program committee for the O'Reilly Tools of Change
for Publishing Conference. Peter is also on the Board of Directors for
the International Digital Publishing Forum, the trade and standards
association for the digital publishing industry.

David Weir is a veteran journalist who has worked at Rolling Stone,
California, Mother Jones, Business 2.0, SunDance, the Stanford Social
Innovation Review, MyWire, 7x7, and the Center for Investigative
Reporting, which he cofounded in 1977. He has also been a content
executive at KQED, Wired Digital,, and Excite@home
. David has published hundreds of articles and
three books. He also has been teaching journalism for more than 20
years at U.C. Berkely, San Francisco State University, and Stanford.
Currently he is a media analyst for Bnet, where he writes a daily blog
at .

REGISTRATION: To purchase your ticket please visit

Contact Angela Mooney D'Arcy at (310) 998-5590 or email for more information;
Once your ticket is purchased, a password and links will be emailed to
you immediately so that you can access the webinar. Each ticket allows
you to view the webinar for a 24 hour period.

ADMISSION: $20 General Admission. $10 for Members of California Lawyers
for the Arts. Visit us on the web at
or contact us at (310) 998-5590
to join C.L.A. and receive the 50% discount admission for the webinar

These workshops were made possible, in part, by a grant from the City of
Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support provided
by the California Arts Council, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission,
and the California Community Foundation.

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