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Event: San Diego Press Club Meeting

Executive Director Art Neill will be speaking at the San Diego Press Club meeting on September 12th at 6pm. The panel is called "Nuts and Bolts: Intellectual Property – Protecting Yours and Using Others," and will include a discussion of using third party content online, protecting your own intellectual property, freelancers’ rights related to unauthorized republishing of their work, and journalists’ and media outlets’ responsibilities regarding work sourced from third parties.

The meeting is being held at the Procopio building in downtown San Diego, and the panel begins at 6pm.

Event: NLGJA 2018 National Convention

Assistant Director Shaun Spalding is speaking at the NLGJA 2018 National Convention in Palm Springs on September 8, 2018. Shaun will be speaking about freelance writer contracts, negotiating effective deal terms, and how you can protect your rights as a freelance writer.

The NLGJA Convention is being held at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs from Spetember 6-9th, and the panel is called "Get What You Deserve: The Journalist’s Rough Guide to Contracts and Negotiations." The panel is from 3:45-4:45pm on September 8.

Event: Vlog Summit 2018

Assistant Director Shaun Spalding is speaking at the Vlog Summit Social Media Convention on Saturday, August 25, 2018. He'll be speaking about copyright and licensing for online video creators and personalities.

The Vlog Summit is being held at the San Diego Convention Center from August 25-26th, and Shaun's panel is on August 25, from 10-11 am in room 32B.

Nest Cowork Legal Consultation Night

New Media Rights will be offering free 30-minute legal consultation sessions at Nest Cowork! The sessions will take place on Thursday June 21, from 3-5pm.

Come talk to NMR about your copyright and trademark concerns, contracts, and other legal issues you might encounter as a startup or entrepreneur. You don’t have to be a member of Nest to receive a consultation.

Generous Sponsors are Matching Donations to NMR Up to Seven Dollars for Every Dollar Donated This Month

We are excited to announce that New Media Rights has been invited to participate in the DuckDuckGo Privacy Challenge. Generous sponsors are matching any donations to New Media Rights up to $7 for every $1 today. That's not a typo! Your $20 donation would, during some weeks, give us the equivalent of $140. Click here to donate here in any amount. Being invited shines a spotlight on our goals in the privacy realm...

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Event: Health Journalism 2018 conference in April 2018

 
New Media Rights will be speaking at the AHCJ (Association of Healthcare Journalists) annual meeting this year in a panel on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 9 to 10:20
 
The Health Journalism 2018 conference will take place in Phoenix, AZ at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs resort.
 
Panel details: 
 
Think Before You Sign: At one time or another we all sign contracts with worrisome clauses – we have to earn a living! We may also spend a lot of time chasing our dream publications, but what happens when you’ve finally broken in only to learn that the contract gives you the jitters? Paying attention to contracts and protecting oneself against litigation has never been more important than in today's media environment as contracts from websites to the glossies are evolving in ways that don’t benefit writers. For instance, contracts that are work-made-for-hire and also contain an indemnity clause can leave freelancers especially vulnerable. This panel will help you understand clauses in contracts that leave you legally and financially vulnerable, and will provide strategies to help you push back. Not all efforts to get a publisher to change clauses are met with success, and, in the end, you may decide it’s best to walk. This panel will provide the information you need to help decide what’s best for you.
 
Come out and join us if you're in town!
 
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Event: Copyright Law 101 - The Basics of Intellectual Property @ KPBS Explore Program Orientation

Assistant Director Shaun Spalding and New Media Rights Fellow Erika Lee will discuss the basics of intellectual property at the KPBS Explore Local Content Project Orientation on Wednesday December 13 at 6pm!

It's Our 10th Anniversary!

Come Celebrate With Us!

This fall marks New Media Rights’ 10th anniversary, and we want to celebrate with you. You’re invited to join us for New Media Rights' 10th anniversary celebration Saturday, October 7 at the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park!

It is supporters like you who allow us to provide so many different services to the community, so thank you for all of your support over the last 10 years. We hope you can be there to celebrate with us!

 

Investigative Reporters & Editors 2017 - Law for independent writers panel

New Media Rights Executive Director Art Neill will be speaking at the Investigative Reporters & Editors 2017 Expo in Phoenix, Arizona. Our Panel "Protect yourself now: The independent writer’s legal guide to contracts, clauses & conundrums" will cover everything from newsgathering laws to copyright, to writers contracts. Click through for full details.

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