Author: Innes Smolansky

Innes Smolanksy is an entertainment attorney with Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP. She specializes in entertainment and copyright matters, and also moderates AIVF’s In Brief: Producer’s Legal Series. This month’s topic is “Buying or Selling a Screenplay.” To reach her, write to

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Copyright Basics

Copyright is the law that protects the creations of artists and authors by allowing them to have exclusive rights to their creative work, and to ensure that only they benefit financially from exploiting these rights. As an author of a written work, you are the only one who has the right to exploit that work…. Read more »