Inspiration or Infringement: What's What and How Can You Tell?

  • Room: Ballroom A
  • Session Number: TD1
Tuesday, May 01, 2018: 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM


Katie Lane
Attorney and Negotiation Coach


Copyright can be incredibly complex, and the difference between being inspired by someone and illegally infringing their work isn't always clear. Unfortunately, most of the explanations available are either dry as sand, unreliable, or both. No more! Attorney Katie Lane is here to explain the legal difference between inspiration and infringement using every-day language, real-life examples, and the occasional silly joke. Guaranteed to be the most entertaining and informative legal presentation you attend all day. Don’t be intimidated from creating, understand the law so you can work without worry!

  • Understand how copyright applies to design: what it protects, what it doesn’t, and why that matters when you get inspired.
  • Learn how fair use actually works, with real-life examples and legalese-free explanations.
  • Create with confidence using easy-to-follow rules of thumb for staying on the right side of the inspiration/infringement divide.



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