What is Defamation? by Helen Sedwick looks at look at the elements of defamation and what writers need to know to protect themselves.
Tricks and Traps of Using Real People in Your Writing, Part 1: The Right of Publicity by Helen Sedwick explains if and when writers can model characters after real people and name names without getting sued.
Should Writers Incorporate? by Helen Sedwick explains whether writers should incorporate or form an LLC (short for limited liability company) for their writing, blogging, and self-publishing businesses, and why.
How to Spot a Rights Grab by Helen Sedwick gives examples of danger words hidden in contracts and explains how writers can spot rights grabs to protect the rights to their work.
How to Use Lyrics Without Paying a Fortune or a Lawyer by Helen Sedwick explains why writers need permission to use lyrics, and how to get permission to use lyrics.
Stop thief! Writers and Plagiarism by Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla Douglas defines plagiarism and explains how to prevent it and recognize it.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Dealing with Content Theft by Helen Sedwick explains the various options available to writers and bloggers when dealing with the theft of their content, without the involvement of an attorney.
Tax Tips for Writers Who Hate Math by Helen Sedwick explains what writers need to know about declaring income made from writing and the writing related expenses the IRS will accept as deductions.
My Top 7 Tips For Authors Who Want to Evolve into Book Publishers describes pitfalls to avoid and positive steps to take for success
Trademark: Let’s Meet Copyright’s Half Sister by Helen Sedwick explains the similarities and differences between copyright and trademark, and what writers need to know to avoid trademark infringement.