Copyright Advocacy Month

The Dramatists Guild of America and DG Copyright Management, Inc. (DGCM) are pleased to present the following three webinars, as part of their special programming for Copyright Advocacy Month.


Wait! That’s Not What I Wrote!
Monday, September 21 at 2pm EDT

Script approval is a basic authorial right that originates from copyright law. This right ensures that no changes are made to an author’s work without their prior written consent. But what happens when this basic right is violated? What happens when changes are made without the author’s permission, or despite the author’s wishes? Join DG Copyright Management Inc. for a discussion between authors Amanda Green (Hands On A Hardbody, Bring It On, High Fidelity) and Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife, Hands on A Hard Body, War Paint), with special guest moderator, attorney and writer Cheryl Davis ("As the World Turns," The Color of Justice).

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Copyright Questions with Catherine Rowland
Friday, September 25 at 2pm EDT

Back by popular demand! Catherine Rowland of the United States Copyright Office will join us for another Business Affairs webinar. Along with DG Staff Amy VonMacek and Tari Stratton, Catherine will answer any and all questions about copyright registration. We encourage you to submit your questions ahead of time, if possible, though we will also take some questions live during the webinar.

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Music Copyright 101
Wednesday, September 30 at 2pm EDT

The copyright in a song has a life off-stage. As a songwriter, it is your responsibility to understand the different ways in which songs are used so that you can best exploit your work and collect royalties. Join DG Copyright Management Inc. for a discussion between DG's Deborah Murad, Esq. and Concord Music's Sean Patrick Flahaven. In this panel addressing the basics of managing a copyright in music, you'll learn about the various licenses and relevant organizations, so that you can feel empowered to navigate this often confusing arena for yourself.

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