Dana NewmanJenny Bent

The Changing World of Digital Rights and Publishing Agreements

O'Reilly TOC Online Event Series

Date: This event took place live on July 28 2011

Presented by: Dana Newman, Jenny Bent

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Join Dana Newman and Jenny Bent as they discuss the changing world of digital rights and publishing agreements. Authors, agents, and publishers alike will appreciate this webcast which promises to offer a clearer understanding of the issues, with topics to be addressed including:

  • New business models for the licensing of rights
  • Advances and royalties
  • Digital/new media rights
  • Options
  • Permissions
  • The changing definition of "out-of-print"
  • Retained rights/reversion of rights
  • Changes/interpretations of "non-compete" clauses

About Dana Newman

Dana Newman is a transactional and intellectual property attorney, advising creators and businesses on contracts, copyrights, trademarks, and licensing. She focuses her practice on publishing, technology and start-ups, and also works as an independent literary agent, representing authors of practical and narrative non-fiction. She has extensive in-house legal experience with Moviola and its affiliates, providers of entertainment and communications technologies.

About Jenny Bent

Jenny Bent founded the Bent Agency in 2009, after six years as Vice President at Trident Media Group. She represents commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction for adults and young adults, with a special focus on suspense, women's fiction and paranormal. Since opening her doors, she's had five authors hit the NYT bestseller list with multiple others on the USA Today, Bookscan, Borders, and Barnes and Noble bestseller lists.