Timely insight to advance your mission amidst changes and challenges.

Artificial Wave of the Future? Publishing and Artificial Intelligence

Free Speech, Publishing, and the Supreme Court

Urgent Action Required for ECPA Members to Seek Emergency Financial Relief

Major Privacy Law Shift and Book Titles as Trademarks

Religious Liberty Challenges

How to Avoid Liability for Third Party Content Posted to Your Site

The (Copyright) Times They Are A-Changin’

Publishers Lose Fair Use Fight Over Electronic Excerpts

Copyright Considerations: Photographs of Design Objects and Foreign Law

Apple’s Supreme Court Appeal and the Future of Ebook Distribution

A New Era for Fair Use: Court Changes Fair Use Law in Google Decision

Family Christian Stores Bankruptcy: What It Means for Publishers

Court Upholds Digital Scanning of Books for Database

Three Cases for Christian Content Creators 1) Avoiding Online Copyright Infringement 2) A Victory for Backlist Ebook Rights 3) The Contraception Mandate Goes Back to Washington (Hobby Lobby)

Court Finds Google Books Project Protected by Fair Use

The Online Sales Tax Debate: Illinois Strikes Down State Law

Senate Passes Online Sales Tax Bill; Future Uncertain in House

Supreme Court Rules Against Publishers On First Sale Issue

The Digital Secondary Market: Amazon’s Plans for a “Used” eBook Store

Health Care Law Revises Contraception Requirements for Religious Employers

Religious Employers and the Health Care Mandate: Who Is Exempt?

Clarity in Determining Fair Use Still on Reserve

Digital Content: Tools Available to Publishers to Control Downstream Use

A New eBook Revenue Model for Publishers?

Observations on the Google Books Settlement


Trusted expertise to empower your ministry in an evolving environment.

  • “Intellectual Property for Ministry Publishers,” PCPA, Spring Conference 2019
  • “Intellectual Property in the Ministry Context,” Dallas Theological Seminary (Atlanta extension), October 2018
  • “All the News That’s Fit to (Legally) Print: Copyright and Privacy Law in Journalism,” EPA Convention, April 2017
  • “Copyright, Asset Licensing, and Other Legal Aspects of Digital Publishing,” BISG Web Seminar, October 2014
  • “Why Do We Do That?  The Legal Reasons Behind Publishing’s Contracts and Processes” PCPA, Spring Conference 2016
  • “Content and the Law: Fair Use, Native Advertising and Rights Issues for Publishing Content” EPA Convention, April 2016
  • “All the News That’s Fit to Print and the Law” EPA Convention, April 2015
  • “Why Do We Do That?  The Legal Reasons Behind Publishing’s Contracts and Processes” ECPA Publishing University, October 2014
  • “Acquiring Publishing Rights for a Global Market” ECPA Publishing University, October 2013
  • “Rights Track Manager” ECPA Publishing University 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2012
  • “Finding Your Way Through the Jungle: Ebook Distribution Agreements” ECPA Publishing University, October 2012
  • “Advising Clients Amidst Unsettled Copyright Issues” Oregon State Bar, Intellectual Property Section, December 2010
  • “A Summary of the Google Books Settlement” The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Northwest Chapter, Seattle University, Jan. 2009
  • “A Review of the Google Book Search Settlement” ECPA Web Seminar, Nov. 2008
  • “Is Your Publishing Agreement Up-To-Date?” ECPA Publishing University, Nov. 2007
  • “A Ride Through Copyright Law” ECPA Web Seminar, Nov. 2005
  • “An Overview of Intellectual Property Principles for the Christian Publishing Professional” ECPA Publishing University, Nov. 2004
  • “Copyright and Trademark Law for Artists” Portland State University, Feb. 2002
  • “Copyright Basics” State Bar of Georgia IP Association, July 2000
  • “On-line Copyright Infringement” Emory University Intellectual Property Association, May 2000