What Is Defamation? Legal Issues and Insurance Protection for Authors
Writing about real people—living, dead, or even fictionalized—creates special risks that can result in costly damages and legal fees. It’s essential for authors to take the proper steps to protect themselves. Publishing lawyer Ellis Levine will discuss the basics of the laws surrounding defamation, public disclosure of private facts, and misappropriation. Levine and Laura Handman of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP will then explore risk mitigation tactics such as releases, liability insurance, and other methods authors can use to avoid legal exposure.