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Introduction To Copyright For Authors Comes To Stamford's Ferguson Library

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STAMFORD, Conn. – Learn about copyright issues for book authors Saturday, Jan. 24, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the third floor computer lab at the Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Building of The Ferguson Library, located at Bedford and Broad streets in Stamford.

In this workshop, participants will get all the basic facts about copyright and clear up some common misconceptions. The workshop will be led by Barbara J. Hampton, a lawyer and an intellectual property reference librarian at Sacred Heart University.

The workshop will cover:

  • Who gets a copyright?
  • Should I get a patent or trademark for my book?
  • How do I get a copyright for the book I’m writing?
  • What if I don’t get a copyright?
  • How much does it cost to copyright my book?
  • How much time does it take?
  • If I have a copyright, does someone pay me for it?
  • I’ve heard of a company that will publish your book and sell it. Do they get a copyright?
  • I want to include some historical events in my book, like the Hurricane of 1938. What if someone else has written about the same events?

Hampton works with the library’s Patent and Trademark Resource Center and is an experienced legal researcher. She teaches students, faculty, and librarians about research strategies and methods.

Registration is required. Register online at For more information, call 203 351-8231.

All library programs are generously supported by the Friends of The Ferguson Library.

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